A draft bill giving Scotland the ability to reconsider the question of independence before the UK leaves the EU has been published for consultation

Councils in England have slammed government plans to remove their role in boosting school standards.

The government has abandoned plans to allow pensioners to generate money by selling their annuities to insurance firms.

A plan to develop Fife Council over the next 20 years has been delayed because the authority has failed to submit sufficient information on its proposals.

Staff working for Orkney Islands Council are considering a plan to take industrial action over pay proposals.

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has said there will be no end to council cuts despite receiving the best budget settlement in half a decade.

A council report has revealed that Milton Keynes has seen a a tripling of the use of electric vehicles across the region.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged local leaders in Cambridge to ‘press on’ with their devolution deal plans.

New housing measures to apply minimum room sizes to shared homes have been announced by Housing Minister Gavin Barwell.

Plaid Cymru has revealed it has agreed a £119 million deal to back Labour's budget plans.

The construction of a 22 turbine wind farm in the Highlands, that will generate enough power for 36,000 homes, has gained the green light.

The Great British High Street competition has revealed the nation’s 27 best high streets.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has stated that the Troubled Families Programme has made no ‘significant impact’.

A new £40 million programme to provide an innovative approach to tackling homelessness, with prevention at its heart, has been announced.

Dumfries and Galloway Council have issued a statement apologising for a payment error, in which it took direct debit payments from a number of customers ahead of the agreed scheduled date.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.