Councils close to going bust says Tory local government chief

Councils close to going bust says Tory local government chief Sir Merrick Cockell says latest round of austerity cuts have left many local authorities on verge of bankruptcy.
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Johnson denies Westminster plot

London mayor insists he will serve a full term – ruling out the possibility of him entering parliament until after the 2015 electionThe London mayor, Boris Johnson, has been forced to deny that he discussed a plot with Tory MP Zac Goldsmith that could have seen him return to Westminster on an anti-Heathrow expansion ticket.Reports […]
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Local authority long-list revealed for universal credit

Department for Work and Pensions and the Local Government Association name 15 councils recommended as potential pilot sites for universal creditThe government has published the long-list of authorities that could participate in its universal credit pilot.Barnet; Bath and North East Somerset; Birmingham; Hammersmith and Fulham (in consortium with Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth and Westminster); Leeds; […]
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