The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved almost £100 million funding for a city centre development in Coventry.

Councils in England and Wales could be given power to increase council taxes to fund the social care system, it has been reported.

Property website Rightmove has warned that prices for properties in the UK will rise by two per cent in 2017.

The Fire Brigades Union have warned that budget cuts are beginning to slowly undermine the effectiveness of fire services in England and Wales.

Local authorities spend an average of less than one per cent of their public health budget on mental health, Mind has claimed.

A new £2.5 million Communities Fund has been launched to provide a boost for small grassroots community groups.

New research has found that councils in England generated a surplus of £756 million from parking charges and fines last year.

Ffunding for public libraries was cut by £25 million last year, a new CIPFA report has shown.

Newcastle City Council has announced management arrangement changes that will contribute £500,000 to meeting its budget shortfall.

The government is using ‘complicated’ commissioning processes to secure vital public services, threatening small charities.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that high rental housing costs mean an estimated 3.8 million workers are in poverty.

Cherwell District Council is planning to set up its own online lottery to raise money for local charities and community groups.

The Mayor of London has announced that a record £154 million per year will be spent on cycling in the capital over the next five years.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has expressed concern over plans to move HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) services online, warning the move could lead to another potentially ‘disastrous decline’ in customer service.

New budget plans for Stoke-on-Trent City Council will threaten 200 jobs and could mean raising council tax by three per cent to pay for extra social care

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