Libraries Minister Rob Wilson has told the new APPG for Libraries that local authorities will face government action if they cannot justify library cuts.

A new report has claimed that the ‘devolution revolution has stalled’, and has provided its advise on how to ‘reboot the existing process’.

Councils in Wales have welcomed a White Paper setting out how councils will deliver some of their services together.

New analysis by the IFS has found that the government’s apprenticeship target for the public sector will not deliver value for money.

An emergency £1 billion should be made available to aid the social care crisis, ADASS have argued.

Members of Surrey County Council’s cabinet have unanimously approved a proposal to increase council tax by 15 per cent.

A new report has warned that Britain is on course for the biggest increase in inequality since those experienced under Thatcher’s government.

Passengers using cross-country train routes should be able to save up to £260 a journey, under a new trial scheme to simplify fares.

The Local Government Association has called for all lorry drivers to use commercial model satnavs, following a succession of lorry crashes.

North Tyneside Council is considering a move to increase council tax by five per cent, in a bid to save £18 million in 2017/18.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to reverse its reductions in New Homes Bonus (NHB) payments, claiming two thirds of councils will be worse off as a result of the move.

A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) must take more care in cracking down on the super-rich in order to prevent undermining confidence in the whole system.

The Scottish government has awarded an extra £2 million to the Aberdeenshire Council to help meet the cost of repairs carried out as a result of the damage caused by Storm Frank.

Manchester City Council has awarded a repairs and maintenance contract worth up to £86 million to Mears.

The deal to set up a new authority for the Solent area has been stopped by the government, because Hampshire County Council does not support it.

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