Sport England has pledged to spend £250 million as part of a new strategy to tackle inactivity across the country.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for urgent reform of the business rates appeals system, claiming that money set aside to cover the risk of appeals could be better used for local services.

Suffolk County Council has allocated £10 million worth of funding from its reserves for three million square metres of new road surfacing.

According to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), organisations which sign up to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) underestimate the extent of the obligations involved in becoming a member.

Ludlow is expected to lose a number of its public services, after it was announced that Shropshire Council would be withdrawing from discretionary services amid financial concerns.

The government’s commitment to increased devolution of powers to local areas, including the Northern Powerhouse, was included in the Queen’s Speech.

The Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) has called for the police to investigate alleged fraud over Thanet District Council’s use of a European Union grant.

Members of the North East Combined Authority Leadership Board have confirmed their support for the proposed devolution agreement for the area.

Plans to restructure local government in Hampshire into a unitary council have been criticised as being ‘unwieldy’.

Oxfordshire council is at the centre of a row concerning its announcement it will close more than half of its children’s centres.

Pembrokeshire council is set to approve a planning application submitted by Pembrokeshire Housing Association, in a move that could boost affordable housing in the area.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to change the way local authorities help children in care.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has rejected a ‘blanket ban’ on parents taking their children out of school in order to go on holiday, following a recent High Court ruling.

Durham County Council has approved plans to terminate the 2,700 teaching assistant contracts and employ the teaching staff on new agreements with different terms and conditions.

Leaders from councils and universities will work together on a pilot project to drive local growth, re-design public services and strengthen the relationship between communities and academic institutions.

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