The Local Government Association (LGA) has found that the majority of local authorities in England are involved in shared service arrangements.

A study by The Key has found that delays to assessments, insufficient budgets and cuts to local authorities is hampering schools’ ability to support special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) pupils.

According to an investigation by the BBC, around two thousand council-run public toilets have closed in the last decade, leaving a number of regions with sparse facilities.

Gosport Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council have requested to share senior management in a bid to make financial savings.

Two in three councils across England are failing to embrace the Social Value Act and consider social value in their procurement and commissioning, according to Social Enterprise UK.

Experts in the field of council recycling have rejected recent reports recommending changes to the way waste is collected.

80 per cent of local authorities have cut funding for school and college transport programmes since 2010, a new report claims.

56 per cent of local authority chief executives are anticipating that some authorities will face a financial crisis inside the next 12 months.

Councils have welcomed a ban on 'legal highs' that will assist in cutting down on the number of lives damaged by the substances.

New figures released by the DCLG have revealed that the number of newly built homes is at the highest level since 2009.

An inquiry has been launched into the interventions of both Tower Hamlets and Rotherham councils following the imposition of commissioners.

Universal Credit, the government’s flagship benefits reform, is now available to all types of claimant in five areas across the UK.

Voters in Guildford are set to be polled on whether they wish to have a directly-elected mayor.

Children services at Birmingham City Council are due to be taken over by a trust, after Ofsted inspectors branded the service a ‘national disgrace’.

North Yorkshire Council has voted to approve a fracking operation, the first to be approved in England since a ban was lifted in 2012.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.