Licensing powers could be restored to Rotherham council after the council’s commissioner successfully highlighted improvements in the area.

A ‘pro-active approach’ to the outsourcing of children’s services is required, argues the Demos think tank.

New research has argued that local government should have more powers to help tackle persistent unemployment.

Councils have argued that the government's broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) should include a social tariff.

A draft bill giving Scotland the ability to reconsider the question of independence before the UK leaves the EU has been published for consultation

Councils in England have slammed government plans to remove their role in boosting school standards.

The government has abandoned plans to allow pensioners to generate money by selling their annuities to insurance firms.

A plan to develop Fife Council over the next 20 years has been delayed because the authority has failed to submit sufficient information on its proposals.

Staff working for Orkney Islands Council are considering a plan to take industrial action over pay proposals.

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has said there will be no end to council cuts despite receiving the best budget settlement in half a decade.

A council report has revealed that Milton Keynes has seen a a tripling of the use of electric vehicles across the region.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged local leaders in Cambridge to ‘press on’ with their devolution deal plans.

New housing measures to apply minimum room sizes to shared homes have been announced by Housing Minister Gavin Barwell.

Plaid Cymru has revealed it has agreed a £119 million deal to back Labour's budget plans.

The construction of a 22 turbine wind farm in the Highlands, that will generate enough power for 36,000 homes, has gained the green light.

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