Barnsley Council is the first local authority to approve proposals for the Sheffield City Region devolution deal.

A survey conducted by ComRes has found that the majority of local people feel they should be more involved in the devolution process and have mixed feelings about which powers should be devolved.

New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have found that the number of people sleeping rough in England has increased by 30 per cent over the past year.

Councils are reducing HIV services and leaving people with little or no support in their local towns, according to a campaign launched by a group of charities.

New powers to raise council tax to support social care in 2016/17 will not raise enough to fix the current shortfall of funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Local authorities have cut spending on CCTV by 46.6 per cent on average over the last three years, according to a report from Big Brother Watch.

Roger Phillips has been named as the new chair of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Advisory Board, taking over from Joanne Segars.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on fizzy drink companies to display the sugar content of their products in teaspoons.

Liverpool City Council has announced new regulations which mean foster carers working directly under the authority will be exempt from paying council tax.

John Cridland, chairman of Transport for the North, has said there is no guarantee that investing billions into the Northern Powerhouse project will help the North of England, the BBC has reported.

GMB Scotland has demanded that Scottish Parliament end the eight year council tax freeze, which it argues has cost council’s £484 million.

A £50 million project has been launched to tackle youth unemployment in the West Midlands, with the aim of getting 16,000 young people into work.

New proposals to speed up housebuilding will enable local governments to process planning applications and fast track application services.

A new survey conducted by The MJ has found that 82 per cent of councils are considering implementing additional charges for services and increasing council tax, in order to balance their books.

Local authorities across England have predicted they will generate a record-breaking £23.5 billion income from business rates next year, as the dev

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