A report conducted by Reform has outlined that the increasing advances in technology, means that managers could develop ‘leaner and better performing’ workforces which would ultimately deliver better public services.

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

The new housing strategy for England will include plans to force councils to plan for their local housing needs and grant them powers to pressure developers to start building on land they own.

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

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has proposed that councils should be legally required to make sure there are an adequate number of surrounding retirement homes when making housing plans.

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’.

The Transport Committee has warned that the UK’s rail franchising model is ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and is failing passengers.

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.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to grant councils powers to direct academy schools to take in ‘hard to place' students, including those excluded from other schools.

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.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has revealed a rise of 78 per cent in recorded reports of child-on-child sex offences in England and Wales.

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

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