Hammond defends Budget tax rise

Philip Hammond has said that the government will continue with its plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed.

Ambitious Midlands Engine Strategy launched

The government has published its Midlands Engine Strategy to help the region become a powerful engine for economic growth.

Rising rents push vulnerable out of housing market

The UK’s most vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the private rental market as a result of rising rents and benefit cuts.

CCS launches new Courier Services framework

A new Courier Services framework will provide public sector customers with a quicker and easier route for buying courier services.

Business rates boost and tax promise turn-around

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, including support for business rates and a tax hike for the self-employed.

Congestion reduction measures to get funding

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with aims announced to ease congestion on local roads.

Budget boost for free school funding

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with the announcement of additional funding for free schools.

Further London devolution announced in budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his Budget, revealing that a further devolution deal agreed with Sadiq Khan.

Hammond announces social care funding

The Chancellor has presented the Budget, with the announcement of £2 billion to be spent on social care over the next three years.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents all fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, has announced it is launching ‘An Inclusive Service: The 21st Century Fire and Rescue Service’.

Surrey Council government tax deal recording leaked

The BBC has obtained a leaked recording of David Hodge, leader of Surrey Council, saying he struck a deal with the government before scrapping a 15 per cent council tax hike.

Wrexham accused of not doing its job to tackle drugs

Local Labour MP Ian Lucas has accused Wrexham council of ‘not doing its job’ to effectively tackle drug problems in the town.

Lack of diversity among Wales’ council leaders, report highlights

A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has shown that Wales remains a country where ‘major decisions, including those in local government, are being taken by people not reflective of the country’s diversity’.

78 per cent of MPs believe more money should go to social care budgets

New polling by the Local Government Association (LGA) has shown that 78 per cent of MPs believe that additional funding should go to councils' social care budgets.

Caerphilly Council home to most polluted street outside London

Hafodyrynys Road in Crumlin in Caerphilly has been highlighted as the UK's most polluted street outside London.

Bowden Derra Park, a mental health care home under investigation by Cornwall Council, has banned the local authority's officials from visiting the site.

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