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Councils will be given new powers to remove ‘pointless’ and ‘out-of-date’ road signs that may distract drivers.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

Communities Secretary Gregg Clark has declared that despite some progress being made, Tower Hamlets council has some way to go until it sees the return of its powers.

Five councils across the country have joined forces with police, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Communities and Local Government to target rogue traders who flout regulations.

The next phase of the One Public Estate initiative has been launched, offering councils up to £500,000 to support the delivery of ambitious property based initiatives.

The merger of the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Chelmsford City Council in Essex has been forced to amend a controversial law that criminalised ‘rough sleeping’ after a petition was launched campaigning against the move.

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