Council spending on arts and culture has taken a large hit in recent years, falling by 16 per cent since 2010, according to Arts Council England.

Sutton Council is set to provide insurance services to three neighbouring boroughs, including Reigate and Banstead, Epson and Ewell and Surrey Health councils.

The next phase of the One Public Estate initiative has been launched, offering councils up to £500,000 to support the delivery of ambitious property based initiatives.

The merger of the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The Resolution Foundation has published a report on the beneficial effects of Scotand’s new council tax reforms which are set to make England’s council tax system the ‘most regressive’ in the UK.

The government’s new state pension is set to come into effect on Wednesday 6 April as part of a major package of reforms to tax, pensions and savin

A petition has been launched by Unison to compel parliamentary debate on plans to force local government pension funds to invest money in infrastructure projects.

The National Living Wage has come into force across Britain, raising the minimum wage to £7.20 for all workers aged over 25.

Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting crisis talks on the UK steel industry, in response to mounting pressure on ministers to ensure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks, following the news that its parent firm Tata Steel plans to sell the plant.

Darlington Borough Council is due to increase the rents of 237 homes with off-street parking.

Additional funding is needed to support social care from being pushed closer to ‘breaking point’, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Councils expect homelessness to increase and housing waiting lists lengthen, according to a survey published by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Over six million UK workers could be subject to pay cuts from April after the new flat-rate state pension comes into effect.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned the lack of accountability for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), claiming that they are ‘not as transparent to the public as we would expect’.

A revised local government counter fraud and corruption strategy has been launched to help councils tackle fraud in their areas.

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