Five councils across the country have joined forces with police, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Communities and Local Government to target rogue traders who flout regulations.

The next phase of the One Public Estate initiative has been launched, offering councils up to £500,000 to support the delivery of ambitious property based initiatives.

The merger of the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Chelmsford City Council in Essex has been forced to amend a controversial law that criminalised ‘rough sleeping’ after a petition was launched campaigning against the move.

Leeds City Council has signed a multi-million pound deal to develop new housing on brownfield sites.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has put forward a 1,000 day plan for toddlers to help instil healthy eating from an early age.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has announced it is giving £560,000 to 34 councils in England, in a bid to help them develop digital solutions for various issues.

A petition has been launched by Unison to compel parliamentary debate on plans to force local government pension funds to invest money in infrastructure projects.

The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLGC) has called on the government to explain how it will tackle local authorities which have delayed revealing their local plans.

Councillor Judith Blake of Leeds council has criticised the government’s delay in taking the necessary steps to reduce the risk of flooding in the region.

Leeds City Council has announced the introduction of free parking for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

Greater Manchester is set to become the first English region to gain control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.

Darlington Borough Council is due to increase the rents of 237 homes with off-street parking.

Additional funding is needed to support social care from being pushed closer to ‘breaking point’, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Enterprise Zones have attracted nearly 24,000 jobs in the four years since they were introduced, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

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