The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for transitional support for councils in light of recent funding changes.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK economy has grown 0.5 per cent in the last quarter of 2015, taking the years rate of growth to 2.2 per cent.

Unison has warned that the government should not risk investing local government pension funds on government projects.

Local authorities in the South West have called for an increased rate of devolution in order to help boost the economy in their region.

Following the storm that affected much of the United States at the weekend, the Met Office has warned that parts of the UK should prepare for more heavy rainfall and possible flooding as it makes its way across the Atlantic.

The government’s so-called bedroom tax has been ruled as discriminatory by Court of Appeal judges, following a legal challenge submitted in November.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has proposed that councils should be fined up to £5,000 a day for leaving roadworks unmanned during the weekends.

Employment Minister Priti Patel has launched a £2.5 billion European Social Fund (ESF) programme at Styal prison in Cheshire, aimed at helping to prepare female prisoners for the world of work.

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has called for the freedom to increase council tax to help improve health and care outcomes for their citizens.

Local authorities in the UK should consider pooling assets to create an infrastructure investment platform, according to a new report.

Four UK cities have been awarded a total of £40 million to promote green vehicle technology after successfully bidding for a share of a multimillion fund created to support the take-up of plug-in electric cars

A new study conducted by the Land Trust has found that for every pound spent on maintaining green spaces, a comparable £30 is contributed towards health and well-being benefits.

The ECT Charity and Deloitte have launched a set of research which has discovered that investment in community transport schemes would not only save £1.1 billion a year, but also ease the pressure on public services and tackle loneliness among older people.

New research by The Taxpayers’ Alliance has reported that councils in Great Britain paid out over £100 million in compensation claims over the last two years.

Councils are reporting to be less optimistic about handling upcoming cuts than they were in the past, according to new report into the future of fi

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