Local government needs clarity, urges LGiU

The build up to the General Election was overwhelmed with uncertainty and the results have been produced little clarity, argues LGiU.

Merged planning team for district councils

Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire District Council are close to agreeing plans for a shared planning service.

Potential impact of pest control services cuts

The British Pest Control Association is urging local authorities to ensure adequate funds are allocated to the vital pest control facility.

Falling prices lead to record boost for renewables

Lower prices for solar and wind power have contributed to new renewable energy deals across the world.

Tough measures for Tower Hamlets polling stations

Every polling station in Tower Hamlets will have police presence in an attempt to tackle electoral fraud and voter intimidation.

Khan warns of 'unsustainable' police cuts

Sadiq Khan has warned that future cuts to the Metropolitan Police are ‘unsustainable’ and could make it harder to foil terror attacks.

Diesel market falls over pollution fears

Rising fears over air pollution in the UK has contributed to a decline in the number of new diesel cars registered in May.

Average UK rents falls

New data has shown that the average UK rent has fallen for the first time in over seven years, mirroring a similar fall in the housing market.

House prices fall for third month in a row

Nationwide have revealed that house prices in the UK have fallen for the third month in a row, for the first time since 2009.

Essex council fined over personal data publishing

Basildon Borough Council has been fined £150,000 by the ICO for breaching the Data Protection Act.

Birmingham refuse workers in strike vote over cuts

Refuse collection workers at Birmingham City Council have started voting in an industrial action ballot.

Glasgow faces large equal rights pay out

Women working at Glasgow City Council have secured an equal pay victory at court.

Lowly paid paying half of income on rent

Housing charity shelter has warned that low-paid workers are working for the equivalent of a morning per day just to cover the cost of their rent.

Food bank use in the UK revealed

New research reveals that there are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, far greater than previous headline figures have indicated.

Public raise over £4 million for Manchester terror victims

Donations from members of the public and Manchester United and Manchester City to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund have now reached £4.1 million.

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