Nearly 90 per cent of local authorities believe that current housing targets will be impossible to meet because of a lack of planning resources.

If the government does not act urgently to halt drastic funding cuts, local authorities could see 340 public libraries close in the next five years

The Local Government Association has urged the government to reverse the planned £600 million funding cut to the the education services grant.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved almost £100 million funding for a city centre development in Coventry.

Councils in England and Wales could be given power to increase council taxes to fund the social care system, it has been reported.

Property website Rightmove has warned that prices for properties in the UK will rise by two per cent in 2017.

The Fire Brigades Union have warned that budget cuts are beginning to slowly undermine the effectiveness of fire services in England and Wales.

Local authorities spend an average of less than one per cent of their public health budget on mental health, Mind has claimed.

A new £2.5 million Communities Fund has been launched to provide a boost for small grassroots community groups.

New research has found that councils in England generated a surplus of £756 million from parking charges and fines last year.

Ffunding for public libraries was cut by £25 million last year, a new CIPFA report has shown.

Newcastle City Council has announced management arrangement changes that will contribute £500,000 to meeting its budget shortfall.

The government is using ‘complicated’ commissioning processes to secure vital public services, threatening small charities.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that high rental housing costs mean an estimated 3.8 million workers are in poverty.

Cherwell District Council is planning to set up its own online lottery to raise money for local charities and community groups.

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