Voters in Guildford are set to be polled on whether they wish to have a directly-elected mayor.

Children services at Birmingham City Council are due to be taken over by a trust, after Ofsted inspectors branded the service a ‘national disgrace’.

According to the National Audit Office (NAO), taxpayers which are forced to hold the line while calling HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) lost the equivalent of £97 million in 2015.

North Yorkshire Council has voted to approve a fracking operation, the first to be approved in England since a ban was lifted in 2012.

Cities need a wide range of fiscal freedoms in order to deliver economic growth, a new report from Core Cities UK and Metro Dynamics argues.

The government’s digital transformation agenda is picking up momentum, but still faces a number of barriers, according to the second annual Government Digital Trends Survey.

According to research conducted by Shelter, a number of councils are unlawfully moving homeless families into temporary accommodation outside their own boroughs.

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) £90 million boost for the Great British Coast is now open for businesses to bid on.

A report published by Centre for Policy Studies has advised that ‘pink zones’, a less regulated system, should be used instead of the current planning system, in order to successfully boost new housing.

Members of the GMB union at Glasgow City Council have voted to strike over changes to working arrangements, which they claim could cost each worker up to £500 per year.

District councils in Oxfordshire have scrapped plans to create four unitaries that would split out into neighbouring Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.

The government shared services strategy has delivered savings but has failed to to achieve value for money, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).

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