The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been officially launched, bringing together Sandwell, Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils.

Unite has warned against Greenwich Council’s plans to close mobile library services, arguing it could threaten children’s literacy.

Up to 600 people who were wrongly turned away from Barnet council’s polling stations for mayoral and London assembly elections on 5 May could be entitled to compensation, an inquiry has claimed.

Grant Thornton has criticised Derby City Council for issues of mismanagement and wastage, in a report which examined governance at the local authority during the 2014/15 financial year.

Enfield council has enrolled IPsoft’s technology platform, Amelia, to improve local service delivery, including bettering ease of application completion and simplifying internal processes.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued a warning to home owners and local businesses to be aware of the risks of flash flooding over summer.

Hampshire County Council has opened an consultation to gain the public’s views on proposed changes to adult social care charges.

Sandwell Council has become the first local authority to sign up to the ‘Dying to Work’ campaign, designed to support terminally ill employees in t

In a report, the Commons Public Account Committee (PAC) has cautioned that plans to offer pre-schoolers in England 30 hours of free childcare may be jeopardised if not enough childminders and nurseries can offer places.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the number of children developing Type 2 diabetes will continue to rise unless the government issues a ‘wake up call’ and strengthens its childhood obesity strategy.

A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the cost off paying off historic debts is squeezing out council’s dwindling revenue resources.

The risks posed by proposed plans to give local authorities the ability to retain 100 per cent of business rate revenue must be addressed before the plans are rolled out, a report from the Communities and Local Government Committee has warned.

A scheme set up by Enfield Council to reduce how much is spent on accommodation for vulnerable families has reportedly saved almost £1 million.

Sandwell Council’s children’s social care services are facing the possibility of being transferred to a voluntary trust, after receiving an inadequate rating by Ofsted inspectors.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has said the council must generate £44 million in savings by next year, in order to address a £60 million budget gap.

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