Oxford seeks further powers to tackle air pollution

Oxford City Council has asked for more powers to tackle air pollution in Oxford, following the government’s Draft Air Quality Action Plan.

Unions call for a ‘long overdue’ council pay rise

Three unions have submitted a pay claim that attempts to narrow the growing gap between declining wages and the rising cost of living.

£100m roads revival underway in Manchester

Manchester City Council has begun implementing its new five-year £100 million highways investment programme.

Council to investigate Newcastle-under-Lyme voting issues

A review into the 8 June parliamentary election will be carried out following social media complaints from constituents who were unable to vote.

Welsh council in danger of setting ‘over-ambitious’ goals

The auditor general for Wales says authorities must try harder to reduce the gap between income and spending.

£1.7bn affordable housing boost for Scottish councils

The Scottish government has committed to stimulate investment in affordable housing by making £1.75 billion available to councils.

The last stage in the planning process of Salford’s £30 million RHS Garden Bridgewater has been successfully passed.

Welsh Government tackles zero-hours contracts

Rebecca Evans has revealed that the Welsh Government will tackle zero-hours contracts for thousands of care workers.

Task force to tackle Bristol’s congestion

The Mayor of Bristol has launched a new Congestion Task Group to make recommendations on how to tackle the city's traffic problem.

Council fined £100,000 after sensitive information ceased

Gloucester City Council has been fined £100,000 by the ICO after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information.

Prof Sir David King has warned that children are at greater risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in vehicles than outside vehicles.

A new survey has revealed that 21 per cent of all waste and recycling issues raised by the public are taking more than a week to resolve.

Prime Minister Theresa May has retained Sajid Javid as Minister for Communities and Local Government.

Local government needs clarity, urges LGiU

The build up to the General Election was overwhelmed with uncertainty and the results have been produced little clarity, argues LGiU.

Merged planning team for district councils

Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire District Council are close to agreeing plans for a shared planning service.

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