The new wave of metro mayors should be granted ‘significant powers’ over planning and housing, a new report has argued.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that a new Living Wage rate of £8.45 an hour has been set in Scotland.

Plans to create a Mayoral Combined Authority for Greater Lincolnshire are still unclear after votes were collated from each of the 10 councils involved in the decision.

Carmarthenshire Council has approved plans to build a new headquarters for S4C, the Welsh language television broadcaster.

Funding cuts to voluntary groups initially agreed by Highland Council have been blocked after SNP, Lib Dem and other councillors used procedures to recall the issue and halt the implementation of cuts.

Sunderland City Council has welcomed the news that Nissan will be building its next two models in the city.

Angus Council has been recognised by the Carbon Trust for exceptional success in reducing their environmental impact.

The Sixth Form Colleges Association's (SFCA) annual survey has suggested that two thirds of colleges have been forced to drop courses due to funding pressures.

Plans have been revealed to construct 61 new council homes in Carmarthenshire, as part of an £8.5 million investment to increase the council’s hous

Scottish Borders Council has said it is considering plans to ban some street signage as part of a wider strategy to improve road safety.

Wrexham Council is expected to pay out £164,000 in lost income over broken and vandalised pay and display parking meters.

Data has revealed that 86 per cent of local authorities spent nothing on IT security training this year.

The Tinder Foundation has argued that libraries should not receive an automatic ‘get out of austerity free’ card in the face of closures.

City of York Council will create a Safe Haven to provide a place of ‘out of hours’ safety for those at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.

New research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has suggested that council funding reform may mean big winners and losers in local councils.

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