Legislation has been proposed to abolish Right to Buy, the Preserved Right to Buy and the Right to Acquire for tenants of local authorities and registered social landlords after a period of at least one year following Royal Assent.

 Stirling Council fined £10,5000 over failure to act over asbestos

Stirling Council has been issued with a £10,500 penalty after it ignored warnings for nine years about asbestos in the basement of its Old Viewforth headquarters.

Northampton CC staff raise concern over overcrowded working conditions

Staff at Northampton County Council have said they are having to work in ‘overcrowded’ conditions due to delays moving into a new head office.

Liverpool councillors reject nine per cent tax rise

Liverpool city councillors have rejected a call for a referendum to increase council tax by nine per cent after the debate attracted considerable controversy.

Barnsley Council invests further £70m in Glass Works retail scheme

Barnsley Council and Queensberry have announced a further £70 million will be invested in the Glass Works, a £120 million retail-led scheme which is aimed at transforming the heart the town.

Rochdale Council’s swearing ban labelled a ‘misuse’ of power

Civil liberties group Liberty has accused Rochdale Council of misusing its power, following its introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which includes a ban on swearing, skateboarding and begging.

Southampton saves over £17,000 on tyres

Southampton City Council has saved more than 10 per cent on its annual tyre bill using the Crown Commercial Service tyres agreement.

Ambitious Midlands Engine Strategy launched

The government has published its Midlands Engine Strategy to help the region become a powerful engine for economic growth.

Business rates boost and tax promise turn-around

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, including support for business rates and a tax hike for the self-employed.

Congestion reduction measures to get funding

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with aims announced to ease congestion on local roads.

Budget boost for free school funding

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with the announcement of additional funding for free schools.

Further London devolution announced in budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his Budget, revealing that a further devolution deal agreed with Sadiq Khan.

Hammond announces social care funding

The Chancellor has presented the Budget, with the announcement of £2 billion to be spent on social care over the next three years.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents all fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, has announced it is launching ‘An Inclusive Service: The 21st Century Fire and Rescue Service’.

Surrey Council government tax deal recording leaked

The BBC has obtained a leaked recording of David Hodge, leader of Surrey Council, saying he struck a deal with the government before scrapping a 15 per cent council tax hike.

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