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
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
The team at the Pirate Party apply their policies to local government and tell us their plans for the year ahead.
The Pirate Party campaigns on a range of issues from democratisation to greater digital inclusion and protecting the privacy of our data. In our bid to look forward … Read full article
Phil Briscoe, Managing Director at Bellenden, a political and corporate affairs consultancy, gives us his analysis of the Spending Review.
George Osborne yesterday delivered his latest review of the nation’s finances, and the trend of spending cuts and devolved budgets continued.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will … Read full article
Today George Osborne announced the Autumn Statement and Spending Review to Parliament in London. Here is a summary of some of the key points.
1. Councils will keep the money raised through business rates from 2020 onwards
The Government had previously announced that councils will be taking control of business … Read full article