Derby City council has begun offering new social workers a £10,000 incentive, to be used towards a mortgage.

Government minister James Wharton has told East Anglia officials they can take or leave the devolution deal that was singed before the budget.

New longer lorries pose a ‘significant road safety threat’ and should be restricted, the Campaign for Better Transport has warned.

Unison has announced that it will accept a two-year pay deal for local authority workers, following a meeting of local government representatives a

According to a new report by APSE and the New Policy Institute (NPI), councils could be unable to fund services such as parks, highways and refuse collection by 2020.

The government has invested £60 million in accelerating innovation across the Midlands Engine.

Local councilors and MPs have opposed plans for new elected mayors for three rural parts of England, claiming the move would be expensive and an unwanted extra tier of government.

The government is expected to review whether electronic voting in strike ballots should be allowed, as part of a series of changes to the Trade Union Bill.

The Commons environment committee has called for more ‘clean air zones’, targeting polluting vehicle drivers, to be established across cities in England.

Local government secretary Greg Clark has praised Portsmouth’s growth, despite suffering cuts to its council’s funding pot.

The County Councils Network (CCN) has cautioned that the government’s academisation plans are being pursued with ‘undue haste’ and could pose a significant risk to schools.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has recommended that restaurants should offer free tap water to families which eat out instead of waiting fo

North Lanarkshire Council has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption, after an anonymous letter was received claiming serious deceitful behavior in the council’s procurement process.

According to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), planning delays are ‘one of the biggest barriers to growth’ in the construction sector.

Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investment decisions will remain with local authorities, the government has confirmed.

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