Wrexham Council is expected to pay out £164,000 in lost income over broken and vandalised pay and display parking meters.

Data has revealed that 86 per cent of local authorities spent nothing on IT security training this year.

The Tinder Foundation has argued that libraries should not receive an automatic ‘get out of austerity free’ card in the face of closures.

City of York Council will create a Safe Haven to provide a place of ‘out of hours’ safety for those at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.

New research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has suggested that council funding reform may mean big winners and losers in local councils.

The NSPCC has joined forces with three London boroughs to raise awareness of the signs of child neglect and where to find help.

A community energy scheme in Merthyr, Wales, which will use profits to enhance a local park has been officially opened.

Nursery providers have warned that increased demand for a new free 30-hour childcare scheme will mean many nurseries are likely to ‘go bust’.

Isle of Wight Council has decided to go ahead with a plan for a joint Solent authority which could secure £900 million in government grants, after previously voting against the move.

The UK Home Care Association (UKHCA) has outlined that nine out of 10 UK local authorities are failing to pay realistic prices to support older and disabled people in their homes.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has revealed a new Homeless Reduction Bill which will aims to significantly reform England’s homeless legislation, ensuring that more people can receive the help they need to prevent them from becoming homeless.

Financial experts have warned that the latest increase in public sector borrowing will make achieving a budget surplus even harder.

Barnet Council has signed a £150 million contract for major projects including new schools, leisure and community centres.

A community funded park near Kendal has opened, after a a crowdfunding appeal helped raise the £60,000 necessary for its creation.

The LGA is arguing that English councils should be freed from restrictions on the ability to borrow to fund new home building.

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