A revised local government counter fraud and corruption strategy has been launched to help councils tackle fraud in their areas.

Money invested through the Coastal Communities Fund has protected or created around 18,000 jobs in seaside towns across the UK, according to new government analysis.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has announced that charities supporting the flood victims will receive an £8.4 million boost.

MPs have approved the Budget after Chancellor George Osborne was forced to abandon the proposed cuts to disability benefits.

Pay negotiations for local government staff have stalled as Unison and Unite have both rejected the ‘final’ pay offer from council employers.

Lord Kerslake has labeled the implementation of devolution across the UK as 'piecemeal and incoherent’ in a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution.

The Local Government Obudsman (LGO) has published a report outlining that delays in processing the Disabled Facilities Grants has left disabled people in unsuitable homes for too long.

Ian Duncan Smith has resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary after condemning cuts disability benefits announced in the 2016 Budget.

Research conducted by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has found that 1.7 million people will earn less than the new National Living Wage when it is instated in April.

The Auditor General for Wales has commended improvements in the delivery of end of year accounts, but warns that improvements are needed in the financial management of Welsh councils.

Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget has been described as ‘smoke and mirrors’ that can only ‘further damage public services’ by Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the government’s plans to drive the number of apprenticeships will cost councils millions of

According to a study conducted by Nesta, local authorities could save up to £14.7 billion per year if they made better use of new digital technologies such as apps and online platforms.

A committee of MPs has recommended that the government should give some women early access to their state pension if they agree to accept lower weekly payments.

According to research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), investment in affordable renting will fall to its lowest level since the Second World War.

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