Business Secretary Sajid Javid has launched a review into the ‘unnecessary burdens’ caused by the way that local authorities regulate businesses.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned that plans compelling councils to sell off high-value social housing is likely to disproportionately affect older and disabled people.

According to VICE, results from a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests suggest that councils are using certain laws to prosecute homeless people.

Funding for early intervention services for children is expected to face cuts of up to 71 per cent, according to a new report.

There is significant disparity in growth between northern and southern cities despite increased investment to develop a Northern Powerhouse, a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA) is warning that relaxed planning permissions could allow mobile phone masts in excess of 50ft to be built in beauty spots and historic locations.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called upon the government to grant councils the authority to fine reckless and irresponsible lorry drivers, who are found to cause 'chaos' in rural communities.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has once again called for greater powers for local councils to ensure that every child has a secondary school place.

Barnsley Council is the first local authority to approve proposals for the Sheffield City Region devolution deal.

A survey conducted by ComRes has found that the majority of local people feel they should be more involved in the devolution process and have mixed feelings about which powers should be devolved.

New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have found that the number of people sleeping rough in England has increased by 30 per cent over the past year.

Councils are reducing HIV services and leaving people with little or no support in their local towns, according to a campaign launched by a group of charities.

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.

Local authorities have cut spending on CCTV by 46.6 per cent on average over the last three years, according to a report from Big Brother Watch.

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

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