Manchester City Council has given the green light to a plan to spend £330 million renovating Manchester Town Hall.

Figures from the RAC Foundation have shown that local authorities in Wales have made a combined profit of £13.8 million in 2015/16 from car parking penalties.

A number of staff employed by Dumfries and Galloway Council have been affected by a delay in their wages being paid into their bank accounts.

The Scottish Greens Party has published figures showing that 32 councils owe a total of £11.5 billion to banks and a scheme set up by the UK Treasury.

A new six-month pilot scheme launched by Croydon Council will see three local communities given more responsibility for services.

Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils have voted in favour of the West of England devolution deal.

The majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds has been revealed.

The £600 million reduction proposed to the Education Services Grant should be reversed, the LGA has argued.

A report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that over 20 per cent of UK business leaders believe their employees had been forced to reduce their hours as a result of the high costs of childcare.

Government funding totalling £18 million is being offered to councils in England to speed up building of up to 800,000 new homes on large developments.

Liverpool City Council is considering a move to increase council tax by 10 per cent in order to fund adult social care and children’s services, following cuts to its budget.

Bolton Council is set lose around 240 jobs as the authority attempts to make a saving of £12.5 million as part of wider budget cuts.

Conwy Council is considering a move to revise its plan to double council tax for send home owners in the region.

The Scottish Local Government Partnership (SGLP) has urged the Scottish government to act over the impact of council funding cuts.

Culture minster Matt Hancock has warned that councils ‘are choosing’ to make arts cuts.

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