Belfast City Council has passed a motion calling on Whitehall to launch a full public inquiry into the ‘shambolic’ renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme, set to run £490 million over its budget.

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to do more to root out ‘criminal’ landlords providing sub-standard accommodation.

Bath and North East Somerset Council have announced cuts to generate £37 million in savings to compensate for ongoing government funding cuts.

Wrexham Council has received criticism over its decision to outsource its zero tolerance litter enforcement to Kingdom Security, after it was revealed the council only received 11 per cent of the firm’s £263,000 litter fines.

Manchester City Council has published its budget proposals for the next three years, outlining plans to make cuts of £30 million.

Proposals to reclassify local authority pension funds would threaten the ability of funds within the LGPS to invest in infrastructure, experts have warned.

Andrea Leadsom has announced a funding boost of £120 million to support farmers and rural businesses across England.

The Environmental Audit Committee has warned that environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU.

Manchester City Council has revealed plans to dramatically increase investment in maintaining the city's roads over the next five years.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT), drivers who misuse blue badges for the disabled are left unpunished by 40 per cent of councils in England.

The government has announced it will back the first ever garden villages, which have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England.

Research has found that rough sleepers are victim to excessive levels of abuse by the public, including theft, sexual assault and physical violence

A new £60 million fund will help almost 150 councils tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership in their communities.

Almost half of workers would stay in work if they were offered more flexibility by their employers in later life.

Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to waive the rents of children's centres run by community groups for up to a year if they face closure.

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