According to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index, the value of outsourcing contracts signed by UK local authorities in the first half of 2016 increased by 84 per cent.

Monmouthshire Council will pay £100,000 towards hosting the National Eisteddfod festival, after a fundraising campaign failed to reach its target.

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found the effects of poverty to have cost the UK an average of £78 billion per year, with the NHS bearing the brunt of the costs.

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has claimed that the HS2 project is an ‘expensive vanity project which must be scrapped’ in its new report.

Regeneration schemes will be at risk if the government holds on to billions of pounds of EU money in the wake of the Brexit vote, the LGA has warned.

North Lincolnshire Council has given the green light to one of the north’s largest housing regeneration schemes.

Hampshire County Council has launched a consultation on the possible reorganisation of its local government structure, following recent debate.

The agreement signed in March with the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) is due to go ahead, despite the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

Millions of people will no longer be able to afford appropriate housing by 2024, new research published by the LGA warns.

Derby City Council’s leaked plans to pass 11 libraries into the control of volunteers have been criticised by campaigners.

Taunton Deane councillors have voted in favour of a proposal to merge with Somerset Council.

Following a weekend of major disruption for cross-Channel travellers, the government has been urged to invest more in road infrastructure in Dover.

The Tax Payers Alliance (TPA) is urging the government to abolish the ‘unfair’ stamp duty, as it is preventing people buying their own home.

Thirteen winners will receive a share of the government’s £30 million low emission bus fund to add 326 new buses to their fleets.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given extra powers to reject betting shop applications.

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