A new report by Policy Exchange has suggested that relocating 25,000 London-based civil servants to local authorities and city regions would boost productivity and innovation in the delivery of public service.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged councils to increase the number of free condoms they offer to young people, gay men and those most at risk of catching sexually transmitted infections (STI).

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to make the national minimum standard of broadband speed a law, after Whitehall pledged to give citizens the legal right to access a minimum download speed of 10Mbps by 2020.

Nottingham City Council is considering a proposal to ban a march by the English Defence League (EDL), following concerns the march could pose risks to ‘children and families in the city centre’.

A new survey by technology and transformation company Squiz has suggested that over half of young people believe they would be more likely to vote in future elections if they could do so online.

The Scottish Borders Council is considering plans to develop existing cycling events and build on consumer demand.

A new report by the Home Affairs Committee has called on local authorities to pull their weight when it comes to rehousing Syrian refugees.

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of workers taking part in strike action fell to an all time low in 2015.

Sheffield City Council will consider proposals to divert floodwater into parks and woodlands in the event of severe flooding.

The Environmental Services Association has argued that a new approach to managing recycling could save households £250 a year on council tax bills.

94 museums will receive a total of £12,271,676 in the second round of Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund.

Cornwall will hope to continue benefiting from European Union (EU) funding by maintaining its Brussels office, despite the vote to leave the EU.

Manchester City Council are considering plans to give senior managers at the council above-inflationary pay rises.

Buckinghamshire County Council and Harrow Council have agreed to sign a new HR shared service deal which will cover services from employee relations to payroll.

According to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index, the value of outsourcing contracts signed by UK local authorities in the first half of 2016 increased by 84 per cent.

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