Hounslow Council has started implementation of a digital customer service strategy, by selecting a cloud based ‘real-time’ case management system by UK based software company, Jadu.

A new report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF has advised that councils should be given financial incentives to merge, such as limiting business rates retention to combined and unitary authorities.

The Nuffield Trust, King's Fund and Health Foundation have issued a joint plea to ministers warning that the care sector was facing a funding shortage which was so significant there is a risk families may take legal action.

Conwy Council is offering yoga classes to employees during working hours to help reduce days ‘lost’ as a result of back problems.

The Scottish Borders Council has opposed plans to expand the Fallago Rig near Lauder, after a six year opposition campaign.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has assured that local authorities have stocked up with grit well in advance to prepare for icy weather.

Lancashire County Council is in the process of considering 50 offers from community groups bidding to run services which the local authority has announced it will no longer be able to afford.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a statement urging people not to make appointments to see their GP unnecessarily, over coughs and colds and to instead consider pharmacies or NHS websites for help.

Cardiff Council has announced it is planning cuts to generate £17 million in savings as part of a wider measure to raise £25 million to balance its books.

Hampshire County Council could face a legal battle over its charges for DIY waste at recycling centres.

Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to raise funds through the capital markets after issuing stock market bonds worth £370 million.

Wrexham Council is set to decide on whether to go ahead with a plan to spend up to £32,000 to procure replacement iPads for councillors in 2017.

A new report has claimed that creating 27 county unitary authorities could generate nationwide savings of nearly £3 billion.

The deepening crisis in adult social care is likely to cause council overspends of almost £500 million, a new survey has projected.

The LGA is urging the government to devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to councils.


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