In recent days Barcelona City Council has announced a number of measures designed to help cities affected by the refugee crisis.
The first such measure is an agreement between the Mayor of Barcelona and the Mayor of Athens to relocate 100 of Athens’ refugees to Barcelona. Although both cities are … Read full article
One day on from George Osborne’s eighth budget, we round up the local government response and analyse what the budget really means for local authorities.
For local government, yesterday’s announcements regarding business cuts were the most difficult to digest. The Chancellor reaffirmed his commitment to 100% business rate … Read full article
Today George Osborne announced his 2016 budget in the Houses of Parliament. Here, we set out the key announcements impacting local government.
Mr Osborne announced that he would “set schools free from local bureaucracy” and ensure that all schools will be on their way to becoming academies by 2020. … Read full article
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic party (CDU) suffered yesterday as the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party made gains in Germany’s regional elections.
On a day that is known as ‘super Sunday’ in Germany, residents of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt went to the ballot box to vote in their state elections. This … Read full article
Redcar and Cleveland Council in the Tees Valley, is a relatively small council with big plans to improve services through digital. In common with most councils planning for the future, Redcar and Cleveland Council faced a number of challenges. The most pressing of these was the cost of producing and … Read full article