NALC calls for abolition of 17 remaining charter trustee bodies

National Assocation of Local Councils: "The number is now up for these unaccountable local bodies."

Think tank calls for outsourcing reform

Policy think tank Reform says Government should improve the rules for outsourcing, but warns against banning private and third sector involvement.

Council Tax: Shire counties face biggest increase

Residents in shire counties will be paying £76 more than the national average of £1,750.

CIPFA Conference warns local authorities on Brexit preparations

Dan Burke, partner at PriceWaterhouseCooper, has said that local authorities have "a lot more to do" in order to prepare for Brexit.

An increase in local authority highway maintenance budgets is stemming the decline in the condition of the local road network, according to this year’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey.

Clean Bus Technology Fund: 14 councils to share £25m

1817 buses are expected to be retrofitted to bring buses up to low emission standards

Recycling and waste infrastructure 'creaking' says report

The UK’s recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail, packaging manufacturer DS Smith ha

Local income tax 'best option' for devolution, says IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report released today states that income tax seems the most promising candidate for partial devolution.

Troubled Families Scheme: LGA calls for continued funding, Brokenshire wants it renamed

The Local Government Association has called for continued funding for the Troubled Families programme after an evaluation found the scheme has helped hundreds of thousands of families.

Seven assessors jailed for housing benefit fraud

Assessors working for Lambeth, Kingston and Barking and Dagenham created false housing benefit claims over a period of six years

Housing Diversity Day: New report highlights social housing diversity

The Human City Institute has published a report addressing the diversity of the social tenants over the last two decades.

Funding announced to clean up high streets

Councils across England are to receive a share of £9.75 million to help cleani up high streets and town centres, Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP confirmed.

Huge rise in Modern Slavery referrals by Councils

New figures from the National Crime Agency show that referrals of potential victims of modern slavery made by councils have soared ninefold in five

PAC: One in five public bodies failing to safeguard value for money

The numbers are worst for local NHS bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospital Trusts, where 38% did not have proper arrangements.

Spring Statement: Housing and Infrastructure

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond's short Spring Statement set out further steps the Government is taking to attempt to fix the 'broken' housing market.

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