Theresa May has promised to pursue George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse plans, despite the former Chancellor not being in her cabinet office.

During a visit to the Calais refugee camp, councillors have said that ministers and party leaders need to improve their treatment of child refugees.

Oxford councils have published re-organisation reports in a bid to develop consensus about governance arrangements to support a devolution deal.

A select committee report has claimed that councils are sending away homeless people without any meaningful guidance.

Leading doctors and councils have labelled the government’s strategy to tackle childhood obesity in England as ‘weak’.

North Lanarkshire Council has pledged to build 1,000 new homes, as part of the ‘biggest single investment in council houses for a generation’.

Cornwall Council has warned that it could still lose out on ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ in the event of a Brexit, despite assurances.

HMRC has revealed that small businesses and the self-employed will be exempt from new plans to make tax reporting digital.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has outlined plans to extend public ownership of the UK’s bus networks if he becomes the next Prime Minister.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed that the government’s pledge to replace EU funding has fallen short of the full figure.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to change the Right to Buy rules, after data has shown local authorities will struggle to build new homes to replace those sold off.

A new report has found the small business sector in England has the potential to double the number of apprentices they take on to well over two million, if incentives and support improve.

Fife Council has offered an ‘amnesty’ on walking frames in the hope retrieving thousands of disability aids from people who no longer need them.

The government has launched six targeted area inspection (JTAI) which will examine how well local partners, including councils work together to protect children living with domestic abuse.

Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram will be Labour's candidate in next year's Liverpool City Region mayoral election.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.