A survey carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), and commissioned by the National Trust, has revealed 72 per cent of ward councillors believe the local planning system benefits developers at the expense of councils and local communities.

Sheffield City Council has said it is considering a move to end its contract with a waste firm 20 years early, claiming the deal is no longer fulfilling its needs.

Colchester Council has announced it is rolling out the use of body cameras for members of staff who deal with the public, after a council employee was accused of assaulting a homeless man.

A freedom of information (FoI) request by charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has found that more than one in five councils are commissioning short 15-minute visits for personal care despite official warnings that such quick visits were unsafe.

Jenny Laing, the leader of Aberdeen City Council, has opened the London Stock Exchange to celebrate the its successful £370 million bond issue.

Bath could become the first UK city to impose a tourist tax on overnight visitors to help offset the £37 million of cuts it is facing over the next five years.

An environmental blog has reported that councils shoulder an unfair share of the responsibility and cost for waste and recycling.

A new report is urging for the government to set minimum quotes for the number of women in Parliament and local government.

A new agreement has been released offering an all-in-one solution for printer/copier, managed print and records information management needs.

The City of York Council has successfully bid for just over £2.76 million worth of funding that will help secure 65 new affordable homes.

UK households threw away £13 billion worth of food that could have been eaten in 2015, a new Wrap report finds.

First Minister Nicole Sturgeon has announced an extra £107 million is being invested into health and social care partnerships.

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced a £50 million grant scheme to provide thousands of new childcare places.

According to a new survey conducted by the British Parking Association (BPA), half of motorists prefer to use traditional cash pay and display machines when paying for parking.

Barnet Council has called on residents to recycle their real Christmas trees now that the festive period has come to an end.

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