A new six-month pilot scheme launched by Croydon Council will see three local communities given more responsibility for services.

Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils have voted in favour of the West of England devolution deal.

The majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds has been revealed.

The £600 million reduction proposed to the Education Services Grant should be reversed, the LGA has argued.

A report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that over 20 per cent of UK business leaders believe their employees had been forced to reduce their hours as a result of the high costs of childcare.

Government funding totalling £18 million is being offered to councils in England to speed up building of up to 800,000 new homes on large developments.

Liverpool City Council is considering a move to increase council tax by 10 per cent in order to fund adult social care and children’s services, following cuts to its budget.

Bolton Council is set lose around 240 jobs as the authority attempts to make a saving of £12.5 million as part of wider budget cuts.

Conwy Council is considering a move to revise its plan to double council tax for send home owners in the region.

The Scottish Local Government Partnership (SGLP) has urged the Scottish government to act over the impact of council funding cuts.

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.

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