Scottish councils are failing to properly scrutinise capital spending and oversee long-term strategic plans, a new report has warned.

73 councils in England already meet or exceed 2020 recycling targets, according to data from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Home Office has announced it will work with nine areas to support them in tackling gang violence and exploitation.

Six local authorities are set to receive a share of £200,000 worth of funding for youth services as part of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme.

Hull and East Riding should merge to create a combined authority, according to a report published by the Hull Commission.

A report conducted by think tank Centre for Policy Studies has cautioned that the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is at risk of reaching a crisis.

The plan was originally floated by civil service chief John Manzoni last year and Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has voiced support for the idea.

Worcestershire County Council is considering changes to its employees’ terms and conditions, meaning staff could be forced to take three days of unpaid leave a year.

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have published draft plans for a devolution deal, seeking to create a combined authority for the region.

Ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue services has been transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to the Home Office.

The government has pledged more than £40 million to rebuild and improve flood defences in the aftermath of Storm Eva.

The government is set to create a single Public Service Ombudsman (PSO) in a bid to simplify the process of making complaints about public services.

Joe Anderson, the current mayor of Liverpool, has been appointed to lead the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority after Phil Davies, Wirral Council leader, stepped down from the role.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis will give councils authority to fine property owners and agents up to £30,000 for failing to tackle overcrowding and hazardous conditions in their buildings.

A financial settlement has been published revealing councils are set to receive £3.5 billion of extra funding, which will be available for adult so

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