London’s Deputy Mayor Edward Lister has urged that the localisation of business rates to local authorities must happen ‘as soon as possible’.

Councils have been granted the power to generate funds to improve local services through selling off surplus assets.

According to a survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), councils outside of London are considering increasing council tax by an average of 3.6 per cent.

According to an AA survey, 39 per cent of drivers have had their vehicles damaged by potholes over the last two years.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that since the launch of the Help to Buy scheme, over 150,000 people have been supported in becoming home owners.

Over 100 council leaders in England have backed the government’s plans to devolve powers regarding Sunday trading hours, enabling councillors to decide the opening hours of their area.

The Department for Education (DfE) has revealed plans for a new national school funding formula to amend the uneven distribution of funding.

Communities Minister Mark Francois has announced that the UK’s struggling seaside towns are set to receive a significant cash boost of £800,000 which will be divided between eight coastal communities.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has launched a review into the ‘unnecessary burdens’ caused by the way that local authorities regulate businesses.

The latest survey from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) highlights that the social housing sector is in good financial shape, with access to sufficient finances.

According to think tank ResPublica, the government should provide a £3 billion ‘Fast Track Discharge Fund’ to tackle bed blocking in hospitals.

Funding for early intervention services for children is expected to face cuts of up to 71 per cent, according to a new report.

There is significant disparity in growth between northern and southern cities despite increased investment to develop a Northern Powerhouse, a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has warned.

Ministers have ruled out the proposals to impose charges in submitting Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, after a review of the system was launched to examine whether ‘sensitive information’ was being 'inadequately protected’.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called upon the government to grant councils the authority to fine reckless and irresponsible lorry drivers, who are found to cause 'chaos' in rural communities.

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