Draft guidelines to offer incentives for early guilty pleas could lead to overcrowding in prisons, a report from the Justice Committee has warned.

Mark Drakeford, the new local government secretary, has said the plans to shake-up councils in Wales is due to be redrawn.

The twenty small to medium sized northern cities contribute to nearly a third of the north’s economy, according to a report from Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North.

A report conducted by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has concluded that the government has not done enough to protect communities at risk of flooding.

Councils are calling for supported housing to be exempt from the housing benefit cap to prevent the most vulnerable people from losing their homes.

The County Councils Network has warned that the Bus Services Bill could leave rural areas facing the prospect of less sustainable transport.

Only 24 per cent of voters feel ‘well’ or ‘very well’ informed about the upcoming EU referendum, a survey has suggested.

The life chances of the UK’s 6.5 million carers, who look after a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by ‘inadequate’ local support services, according to new research released for Carers Week 2016.

A study by The Key has found that delays to assessments, insufficient budgets and cuts to local authorities is hampering schools’ ability to support special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) pupils.

According to an investigation by the BBC, around two thousand council-run public toilets have closed in the last decade, leaving a number of regions with sparse facilities.

A report by Centre of Cities has advised that the Northern Powerhouse will only succeed if more resources are spent on underperforming cities in the region.

The criminal justice system is overstretched and ‘close to breaking point’, according to a new report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation to identify and boost social mobility in workplaces across the UK.

New figures released by the DCLG have revealed that the number of newly built homes is at the highest level since 2009.

An inquiry has been launched into the interventions of both Tower Hamlets and Rotherham councils following the imposition of commissioners.

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