More than 200 authorities have opted to join the Local Government Association’s (LGA’s) Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA), set up to manage council auditing contracts.

Flintshire Council has voted to buy back a collection of former council houses, in report which confirmed the move was necessary to plug a growing gap in affordable homes.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced a series of grants totalling £4 million, which will allow museums and galleries across England to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces.

New research from Rural England has highlighted that rural communities are suffering from a ‘patchy’ provision of key services and has called for more to be done to fill the gaps.

Property Partner has suggested that the 22,000 empty council-owned garages in London could be turned into 16,000 one bed flats.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a funding pot of £29 million to help community and third sector projects tackle poverty.

Glasgow City Council is to increase council tax for the first time since 2005, raising the figure by three per cent.

The Timewise Foundation has awarded Croydon Council the accredited ‘Flexible Working Council’ title.

The number of homes being planned on green belt land in England has increased to more than 360,000, figures show.

Friends of the Earth Scotland has published a list of Scotland’s most polluted streets in 2016.

RSTA calls for further action to tackle potholes

To mark National Pothole Day 2017, the RSTA has published new facts and figures which highlight the deteriorating state of local roads.

Norfolk council tax set to rise 4.8 per cent

To cover the increased cost of social care and a budget overspend, Norfolk County Council is set to increase its council tax by 4.8 per cent.

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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.