Research by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has outlined that Welsh councils could see their running costs increase by £200 million, in the next few years.

The House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry into fostering care in England.

A report conducted by Scape Group has found that local authorities in England have estimated more than 2,000 new school will need to be created by 2020 to meet the demand for places.

Lord Peter Hain, the former secretary of state for Wales, has said the plans to allow the devolution of income tax without a referendum is folly.

Liverpool’s green spaces could be maintained and preserved by a Parks Trust in the future if new recommendations are pursued.

A new initiative by Devon County Council wants to encourage an army of volunteers to fix potholes the council cannot afford to fix themselves.

Hundreds of extra schools should be built in England to cope with the school population bulge, say public sector buildings specialists Scape group.

Councils could soon have scrutiny powers over academies similar to those they already have for health bodies.

Despite positive progress in children’s social care in the region, the services at Sandwell Council are to be transferred to a trust.

The government has overruled Lancashire County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a fracking site.

The public has issued support for plans to form a combined authority covering the Solent area.

Local authority body Cosla has advised that councils should resist any moves to centralise control of education.

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has claimed that councils are failing to monitor schools in Britain for dangerous air pollution, despite government advice to do so.

NHS Digital has identified that councils have investigated almost 24,000 allegations of neglect by carers looking after adults in need of support.

Arts Council England has announced that funding for arts and culture outside of the capital will be increased by four per cent by 2022.

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