The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for the Work and Health Programme (WHO) powers to be devolved to local authorities in order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

According to a new poll conducted by We Own It, 57 per cent of people believe the government should allow councils to run their own bus services.

Highland Council is set to sign a contract with WIPRO Holdings UK ltd, allowing the contractor to oversee its technology, including the roll-out of tablet computers in schools.

The first national overview of what each fire and rescue authority pays for 25 common items of uniform and equipment has been published.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has handed Merton Council powers to determine the future of Wimbledon football stadium.

52 per cent of small firms have been stung by unfair contract terms with suppliers, costing nearly £4 billion in the last three years.

Forest Heath District Council has announced it has purchased one of the largest council owned solar farms in the UK, in a move that is expected to bring in an annual income of up to £700,000.

A report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has found that the number of adults visiting public libraries in England has fallen by almost a third in the last decade.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for new powers to allow it to introduce lane rental schemes without the requirement to get approval from the government, in a bid to help tackle congestion.

The Scottish Borders Council has said that work is undergoing to deliver super-fast broadband to homes in the areas, which are currently missing out on the service.

Bristol City Council has signed a contract with council owned the Bristol Waste Company (BWC) to manage waste collection and disposal services in t

Nottinghamshire City Council has raised concerns over plans to let Bassetlaw DC join the Sheffield City Region, claiming the move would be ‘bad for local democracy’.

A new report has found the small business sector in England has the potential to double the number of apprentices they take on to well over two million, if incentives and support improve.

Derbyshire County Council has said it will challenge the plans to allow a Sheffield regional mayor to oversee some services in Chesterfield.

Lambeth council is set to review its security and access arrangements after council staff and councillors were subject to aggression and abuse from protestors.

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The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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