New powers to raise council tax to support social care in 2016/17 will not raise enough to fix the current shortfall of funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Roger Phillips has been named as the new chair of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Advisory Board, taking over from Joanne Segars.

Creating a new tax on land in London could lead to the construction of more than 200,000 homes, according to a report conducted by Labour London Assembly member Tom Copley.

Liverpool City Council has announced new regulations which mean foster carers working directly under the authority will be exempt from paying council tax.

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that 90 per cent of job centres will offer the benefit of Universal Credit, helping people to work faster and earn more.

GMB Scotland has demanded that Scottish Parliament end the eight year council tax freeze, which it argues has cost council’s £484 million.

A new survey conducted by The MJ has found that 82 per cent of councils are considering implementing additional charges for services and increasing council tax, in order to balance their books.

Research conducted by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has found only 45 per cent of nurseries will be increasing the number of free places on offer, due to funding fears.

Local authorities across England have predicted they will generate a record-breaking £23.5 billion income from business rates next year, as the dev

The BBC has reported that hundreds of planned new sheltered accommodation units have been delayed or scrapped owing to proposed cuts to housing benefits.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has cautioned that the changes to council tax charges could create ‘perverse incentives’ which discourage d

Under new plans announced by Nicky Morgan, minister for Women and Equalities, companies will be forced to reveal the number of men and women in each pay grade, revealing potential gender pay gaps.

A new Rural Planning Review has been commissioned to explore measures to reduce regulatory burdens to support productivity in rural areas, including the support of new homes, jobs and innovation.

A report conducted by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that many civil servants experience ‘hardship and distress’ when trying to access their pensions, after the MyCSP brought in changes.

The government’s actions to remove ‘unjustifiable barriers’ to people wishing to access their pension fund have been revealed by Harriet Baldwin, economic secretary to the Treasury.

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