A substantial increase in construction is needed if the UK government is to meet its target of building a million new homes by 2020.

The LGA has warned that motorists trying to save money are putting lives at risk by buying dangerous second-hand tyres.

Theresa May is set to unveil a modern Industrial Strategy to build on Britain’s strengths and secure a future as a competitive, global nation.

The latest 2016 Report on Motoring from the RAC has found the number of motorists that are concerned over the availability of parking has increased

Highland Council has challenged its residents to try and balance its books using an online budget simulator.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for employment support funding to be allocated to councils and not Jobcentre Plus (JCP), the national agency in charge of getting people into work.

Coastal Communities Minister Andrew Percy has announced that a further 28 new ‘Coastal Community Teams’ will be set up across the country and tasked with producing radical economic plans which create jobs along the shore.

A councillor working group has been set up to consider the consolidation of two of Aberdeenshire Council’s largest office buildings.

Surrey County Council has confirmed it is seeking to increase council tax by 15 per cent, a move which could lead to a county-wide referendum, in a bid to plug a gap in social care costs.

Glasgow City Council has pledged to provide at least 10 per cent of its workforce to helping mentor vulnerable children and young people.

A proposal has been published calling for Oxfordshire six councils to be abolished and replaced by one county-wide local authority.

Poole Council has scrapped plans for a £250,000 revamp of its civic centre after widespread criticism.

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced that councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District councils have submitted proposals to abolish the county’s five councils and create two unitary authorities.

New research from the Liberal Democrats has found that over 105,000 people have been on social housing waiting lists for five years.

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