The Mayor of London has announced that a record £154 million per year will be spent on cycling in the capital over the next five years.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has expressed concern over plans to move HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) services online, warning the move could lead to another potentially ‘disastrous decline’ in customer service.

New budget plans for Stoke-on-Trent City Council will threaten 200 jobs and could mean raising council tax by three per cent to pay for extra social care

A group of MPs have raised issue with a decision by HM Revenue and Customs and contractor Concentrix which involved plunging tax credit claimants into ‘humiliating hardship and debt’.

Ten libraries in Swindon are set to close unless community groups volunteer to take them over, Swindon Council has warned.

Newcastle City Council is reconsidering a move to axe shift allowances, cutting some staff pay by more than £3,800 per year.

Concerns over job safety have been raised after Redcar and Cleveland Council unveiled plans to save around £26 million over the next three years, putting 100 jobs at risk.

Reading Borough Council is to approve an additional £10.5 million in efficiency savings in a bid to fill a £42 million funding gap.

Glasgow City Council has announced plans to have 50,000 new jobs and an additional 1000 new businesses by 2023.

Andrew Lansley has voiced his disappointment at the lack of extra funding for the NHS and social care in the Autumn Statement.

Northampton Borough Council has apologised over its handling of a loan to Northampton Town Football Club, after a report by its internal auditor Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), described the council’s management as ‘inadequate’.

Health and social care leaders and the Local Government Association (LGA) have condemned Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement as a missed opportunity to announce new investment in care.

The Autumn Statement saw Chancellor Philip Hammond vow to make the UK economy ‘resilient’, despite its decision to leave the EU and has forecasted a higher borrowing and slower growth.

The final councils have backed plans for the £800 million devolution deal for the Cambridge and Peterborough to go ahead.

According to official figures, government borrowing fell by more than expected to £4.8 billion in October thanks to record for tax revenues for the month.

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