Levy on late night alcohol sales

Plymouth City Council is considering a late night levy for businesses that sell alcohol after 1:00am.

Islington Council has announced plans to ensure that all charities or voluntary groups it helps fund to pay their employees a Living Wage.

Councils have been urged to test their disaster recovery plans after new research has revealed that nearly 40 per cent of city councils have not tested plans in the past year.

A new online resource has been set up to help local authorities spot the negative impacts housing conditions can have on health.

Misconduct charges against three senior officers at Caerphilly County Borough Council have been dropped.

Sandwell Council has voted unanimously in favour of joining the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Local authority website standards have fallen over the past year and struggle to match user expectations, according to new research from Socitm.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that a 40 per cent reduction in local government funding will result in a £10.5 billion blow to local services.

A survey conducted by the charity 4Children has found that two-thirds of managers said their budgets have been cut this year, with only four per cent reporting that their budgets had increased.

Care funding is a postcode lottery, with local authorities in the south paying more than those in the north for long-term care, according to a research conducted by Which?

Haringey Council has been criticised by opposition councillors for spending £86,000 on a rebranding exercise.

The District Council’s Network (DCN) has warned that the building of approximately 4,000 new homes has been stalled due to funding gaps caused by cuts to social housing rents.

Leeds City Council is expected to approve a plan to pay a ‘real living wage’ to over 7,000 employees, 81 pence an hour higher than the rate announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the recent Budget.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has set up a ‘one-stop resource’ to deal with enquires about how to help refugees entering the UK.

47 per cent of district councils are looking to be a part of a combined authority, according to a survey conducted by the District Council’s Network (DCN).

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