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

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that it is ‘pleased and encouraged’ by the news that NHS England is reconsidering funding the new HIV treatment Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

Cambridgeshire County Council has called for communities secretary Greg Clark to urgently discuss the prospect of returning to talks over separate East Anglian combined authorities.

Local authorities are being warned they could owe residents million of pounds in overpaid water bills, after a London council was found guilty of overcharging its tenants for waters and sewage services.

According to BBC Scotland, the country’s first government-backed public bike hire scheme, conducted by Dumfries council, has been put on hold after it failed to win popular support.

Town hall leaders have called for government clarification on pupil place expectations on the day that pupils await primary schools offers.

Councils will be given new powers to remove ‘pointless’ and ‘out-of-date’ road signs that may distract drivers.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released figures which reveal hospitals are spending millions of pounds on managing children’s rotting teeth, and has called on the government to improve measures to reduce the consumption of sugar.

Peers have voted in favour of an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill which proposed councils should be forced to give the money raised from the sale of high value council homes to the Treasury.

The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) has launched a new programme aimed at improving the success of public sector outsourcing.

Council spending on arts and culture has taken a large hit in recent years, falling by 16 per cent since 2010, according to Arts Council England.

A natural flood management scheme implemented in Pickering provided important protection for the town over Christmas 2015, new analysis has shown.

The government has released a short film to promote the Northern Powerhouse to the world.

Councils will be allowed to decide how many starter homes are built in their area after peers at the House of Lords supported two amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill.

Sutton Council is set to provide insurance services to three neighbouring boroughs, including Reigate and Banstead, Epson and Ewell and Surrey Health councils.

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