The Local Government Obudsman (LGO) has published a report outlining that delays in processing the Disabled Facilities Grants has left disabled people in unsuitable homes for too long.

The Auditor General for Wales has commended improvements in the delivery of end of year accounts, but warns that improvements are needed in the financial management of Welsh councils.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to issue a ban on junk food advertising near schools, nurseries and children’s centres, in a bid to tackle child obesity.

Chancellor George Osborne reaffirmed the government’s commitment to devolution in the 2016 Budget, telling MPs that ’the devolution revolution is taking hold’.

Isle of Anglesey County Council has become the latest council in Wales to apply to suspend the Right to Buy scheme.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the government’s plans to drive the number of apprenticeships will cost councils millions of

According to a study conducted by Nesta, local authorities could save up to £14.7 billion per year if they made better use of new digital technologies such as apps and online platforms.

Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) is set to receive a £1.2 billion City Deal, signed by ten local authorities in the area and the UK and Welsh governments.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned Chancellor George Osborne that further cuts to local government spending would represent a ‘false economy’.

A system that allows drivers to appeal parking tickets online has been launched by Brighton and Hove City Council.

London’s Deputy Mayor Edward Lister has urged that the localisation of business rates to local authorities must happen ‘as soon as possible’.

Councils have been granted the power to generate funds to improve local services through selling off surplus assets.

Sandwell Council has become the seventh and final council in the West Midlands to sign up to a proposed new West Midlands Combined Authority (WCMA)

MPs have rejected proposed changes to Sunday trading laws that would allow shops to open for longer than six hours.

A consultation on the re-inspection of children’s services rated inadequate has just closed, and the LGA has warned that Ofsted is ‘falling significantly short’ of helping providers to improve.

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