It may be the season of goodwill but many councils deserve a lump of coal after their misuse of public money.
Politicians treat motorists as though their transport needs are some sort of indulgence.
In Bristol, Nottingham, and Portsmouth the result has been that Council Taxpayers’ money has gone up in smoke.
Local residents need to know what their council is up to and how well portfolios are performing. Proper oversight is lacking.
Plus: the Public Accounts Committee fails to challenge Council waste. Nottingham still in the lead for extortionate tax.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
Nottingham City Council paid nine staff over £100,000 a year. What did local taxpayers get for their money? A failed council-owned energy company.
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
Plus: White elephants in Brighton – and Nottingham’s inept venture into the energy market.
Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s Mayor, and other city council leaders in the north have joined together to say that they “do not support further economic lockdowns”.
Clearly the Government’s model is flawed. But there is no perfect formula for solving this crisis.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.