Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have approved plans to create a business-friendly enterprise zone.

The Local Government Ombudsman’s (LGO) Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2015/16 has shown a 25 per cent rise in complaints about home care received by people in England.

Hounslow Council has started implementation of a digital customer service strategy, by selecting a cloud based ‘real-time’ case management system by UK based software company, Jadu.

A new report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF has advised that councils should be given financial incentives to merge, such as limiting business rates retention to combined and unitary authorities.

Lancashire County Council is in the process of considering 50 offers from community groups bidding to run services which the local authority has announced it will no longer be able to afford.

Wrexham Council is set to decide on whether to go ahead with a plan to spend up to £32,000 to procure replacement iPads for councillors in 2017.

New analysis from Glasgow and Heriot-Watt universities and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has shown that councils in Scotland are making most of their savings from services used by more disadvantaged residents.

According to figures from the National Audit Office (NAO), HMRC is chasing almost £2 billion in potentially owed taxes from the UK’s richest citizens.

Plans to create a Mayoral Combined Authority for Greater Lincolnshire are still unclear after votes were collated from each of the 10 councils involved in the decision.

Carmarthenshire Council has approved plans to build a new headquarters for S4C, the Welsh language television broadcaster.

Sunderland City Council has welcomed the news that Nissan will be building its next two models in the city.

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

The government has approved the expansion of Heathrow airport, to include a third runway, in order to expand the UK’s airport capacity.

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.

A report drawn out for the paper for the council’s scrutiny committee has been published highlighting the challenges facing Scottish Borders Council is maintaining more than 1,100 bridges, many of which are ‘ageing and in need of repair’.

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