Greater Manchester is set to become the first English region to gain control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.

Darlington Borough Council is due to increase the rents of 237 homes with off-street parking.

Additional funding is needed to support social care from being pushed closer to ‘breaking point’, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Enterprise Zones have attracted nearly 24,000 jobs in the four years since they were introduced, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

City of York Council is set to introduce new thermal imaging technology to improve safety and reduce the amount of time spent at traffic lights for cyclists.

Sutton Council has introduced new ‘ballot bins’ designed to encourage smokers to put their cigarette butts in bins instead of on the floor.

Councils expect homelessness to increase and housing waiting lists lengthen, according to a survey published by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson is expected to sign up to a package of measures which aims to have 5,000 more electric vehicles (EV) on its roads by 2020.

An investigation by the BBC has found that almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have been lost over the last six years, leading to fears over the future of the profession.
Over the same period, around 15,500 volunteers have been recruited and 343 libraries closed.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned the lack of accountability for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), claiming that they are ‘not as transparent to the public as we would expect’.

A revised local government counter fraud and corruption strategy has been launched to help councils tackle fraud in their areas.

Money invested through the Coastal Communities Fund has protected or created around 18,000 jobs in seaside towns across the UK, according to new government analysis.

Pay negotiations for local government staff have stalled as Unison and Unite have both rejected the ‘final’ pay offer from council employers.

Lord Kerslake has labeled the implementation of devolution across the UK as 'piecemeal and incoherent’ in a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution.

The 2003 Licensing Act is commonly interpreted to the advantage of the licensed trade, causing ‘significant problems’ for councils, according to a report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS).

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