Coastal Communities Minister Andrew Percy has announced that a further 28 new ‘Coastal Community Teams’ will be set up across the country and tasked with producing radical economic plans which create jobs along the shore.

A councillor working group has been set up to consider the consolidation of two of Aberdeenshire Council’s largest office buildings.

Surrey County Council has confirmed it is seeking to increase council tax by 15 per cent, a move which could lead to a county-wide referendum, in a bid to plug a gap in social care costs.

Glasgow City Council has pledged to provide at least 10 per cent of its workforce to helping mentor vulnerable children and young people.

A proposal has been published calling for Oxfordshire six councils to be abolished and replaced by one county-wide local authority.

Poole Council has scrapped plans for a £250,000 revamp of its civic centre after widespread criticism.

HMRC has announced it is introducing a new technology to its services that will recognise a customer’s voice when they call and reduce call times.

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced that councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District councils have submitted proposals to abolish the county’s five councils and create two unitary authorities.

New research from the Liberal Democrats has found that over 105,000 people have been on social housing waiting lists for five years.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed the start of a ‘phased return’ of powers to Tower Hamlets Council.

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will not remain within the European single market, explains that remaining in it would mean ‘not leaving the EU at all’.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.