Culture minster Matt Hancock has warned that councils ‘are choosing’ to make arts cuts.

Rugby Borough Council has reduced its annual waste collections by 49,591 in 12 months by using smart bins.

Birmingham City Council is facing a budget overspend of £49 million, requiring further savings of £78 million to balance the 2017-18 budget.

The Scottish Borders Council has approved an ambitious five year strategy for further developing and expanding cycle tourism in the area.

The Nuffield Trust, King's Fund and Health Foundation have issued a joint plea to ministers warning that the care sector was facing a funding shortage which was so significant there is a risk families may take legal action.

Lancashire County Council is in the process of considering 50 offers from community groups bidding to run services which the local authority has announced it will no longer be able to afford.

A cap to reduce the cap on benefits from £26,000 a year to £20,000 a year in the UK has come into force.

Cardiff Council has announced it is planning cuts to generate £17 million in savings as part of a wider measure to raise £25 million to balance its books.

Hampshire County Council could face a legal battle over its charges for DIY waste at recycling centres.

MSPs have voted to increase the top four bands of council tax, E-H, which will come into effect from April 2017.

Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to raise funds through the capital markets after issuing stock market bonds worth £370 million.

The deepening crisis in adult social care is likely to cause council overspends of almost £500 million, a new survey has projected.

The government is set to launch a new £20 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse.

Independent research, published by the NIESR economic think-tank, has highlighted the risks a hard Brexit will have on Scottish exports.

Two thirds of people believe a greater share of the total health budget should be spent on care for the elderly and disabled provided by councils.

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