A LocalGov survey conducted in partnership with Morgan Sindall has revealed that seven out of 10 councils use the Social Value Act when commissioning or procuring services.

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

Birmingham City Council's children's services have been rated as ‘inadequate’, marking no change in rating since 2008.

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

Worcester City Council has announced that it will move to a committee-based system, after members backed the motion at a full council meeting.

A new report has discovered that 52 per cent of British adults believe that abuse and neglect in care homes for the elderly is common.

The Bus Services Bill has been hampered by the ‘government’s failure to publish key secondary legislation and guidance’.

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’.

County Durham Council has claimed that resolving a dispute over teaching assistants pay would cost millions of pounds and ‘hundreds of jobs’.

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.

Broxtowe Borough Council is being investigated by police, following a possible mass data breach.

New research has claimed that 64 per cent of London’s councils have experienced a data breach in the last four years.

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

A new report has argued that the quality of adult social care has declined as a result of increased privatisation in the sector.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.

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