The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) has written a letter to practitioners' clarifying a range of queries since the publication of the Practitioners' Guide early this year.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) today has united with the Local Government Association (LGA) to urge the government to keep planning local as better areas and homes can only be achieved through a local planning system with public participation.
The government has confirmed local (parish and town) councils are not included in their latest financial support package for local government, with district and unitary councils still expected to help them with funding.
The County Councils Network (CCN) has published a report on the financial impact of COVID-19 on principal authorities.
Locality has published a major report on the response of community organisations to the COVID-19 crisis.