Hampshire County Council has been fined £100,000 after social care files containing sensitive data about adults and children were discovered in a former council building.

Cornwall Council has warned that it could still lose out on ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ in the event of a Brexit, despite assurances.

HMRC has revealed that small businesses and the self-employed will be exempt from new plans to make tax reporting digital.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed that the government’s pledge to replace EU funding has fallen short of the full figure.

Councillors from Hull City Council have criticised the move to consider a new round of savings measures, claiming it would lead to ‘further cuts to services people rely on’.

The government has launched a new funding system for nurseries, preschools and childminders, in a bid to support its 30-hour free childcare policy.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a £2 million fund for councils to capitalise on emerging technologies and deliver better journeys for motorists.

The RAC has called on local authorities to repair potholes and maintain a high road quality standard, in order to save on compensation costs.

London Councils has created a new, borough-wide counter-fraud hub, aiming to save taxpayers an average of £60 million a year.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a proposal to divert fracking funds destined for local authorities to be given directly to households instead.

A study by housing charity Shelter has warned that one in three families in England would be unable to pay their rent or mortgage for more than one month if they lost their job.

IPPR has urged for a ‘North First’ approach to infrastructure investment following the release of funding details.

West Devon Borough Council is close to transferring all services into a company which would have the ability to trade its services.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has defended highly paid public health roles, after a study by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) claimed 105 public health employees working in local government earned over £100,000 in remuneration last year.

Sheffield City Council will consider proposals to divert floodwater into parks and woodlands in the event of severe flooding.

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