Westminster City Counci has partnered with Smart Parking to pilot an electronic permit which will be issued to disabled drivers that will communicate with parking sensors in the road.

A new housing body has been introduced to examine ways in which councils can build more ‘desperately needed’ homes.

A new report published by Centre of Cities has warned that local authorities are unable to make the most of their public assets due to ‘restrictive

A new study conducted by Comensura’s Social Care Index has found that a greater demand for trained social care workers over 35 could result in a shortage of experienced younger care workers when their older colleagues retire.

Councils are seeing increased costs from the rising number of public health funerals, according to a Freedom of Information request by BBC Local Radio.

Scottish Parliament has called for local authorities to maximise the opportunities presented through pension funds to improve local infrastructure.

Parents in the UK are unhappy with local play facilities for children and think more funding should be allocated, according to research from the Association of Play Industries (API).

A Socitm survey has released findings indicating 70 per cent of councils provide a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ parking service online.

Lancashire County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council have both announced plans to generate significant savings by losing staff.

The Financial Conduct Authority have approved plans to pool £25 billion of local authority pension funds.

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has warned that planned cuts to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) budget will mean councils losing out and only being able to provide basic services.

The Highland Council is contemplating a proposal to reduce its working week to four and a half days.

300,000 homes will be better protected from flooding by 2021 following a £2.3 billion investment in flood defence schemes.

George Osborne has revealed that councils will be given even more powers over decision making in their local areas as part of his Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

As part of his joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has revealed that the housing budget is to be doubled to £2 billion a year.

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