A town council in Devon has been held to ransom by hackers demanding £3000 in return for public data.

The first of several meetings are being held across Scotland to decide whether councils should raise their council tax.

A survey conducted by the Sunday Times has indicated that at least a third of local authorities in England are planning to increase council tax by 4.99 per cent, the maximum level with incurring a referendum.

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has published a report calling on councils in England to do more to ensure parking fines are ‘fair to all’.

Figures collated from a freedom of information request (FoI) submitted by the BBC, have shown that nearly 400 reminders have been sent to councillors in arrears.

Swindon Borough Council has agreed to sell its share of Thamesdown Transport Limited to the private company Go South Coast.

Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen and Bridgend councils have given their backing to the proposed £1.2 billion Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal.

Cuts in disability benefits should be delayed until clarification is given on how it will support those in need of extra money, MPs urge.

The latest recipients of the Local Growth Fund have been revealed in London, the South East and East of England.

The government has announced that it delivered £1.2 billion of operational savings and £2.1 billion of benefits last year.

Aberdeenshire Council has released a statement ahead of its budget meeting about the prospect of job losses amid pressure to save more than £24 million.

281 jobs are expected to be axed at Walsall Council, along with nine libraries, under budget proposals announced by the authority.

The Wales Auditor General has urged community councils in Wales to take better measures to improve their financial management.

The Isles of Scilly Council is set to borrow £3.5 million in order to cover costs for the day-to-day running of the community.

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

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