In the latest issue:
The Government has said it will update its housing need formula to meet its target of building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.
The ‘high needs’ system for further education is not working and requires a radical shake-up, council and college leaders have said in a new report.
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has urged councils to scrutinise services for children in care.
The pandemic and changes to official guidance are leading some councils to review their commercial investments.