Councils have welcomed a ban on 'legal highs' that will assist in cutting down on the number of lives damaged by the substances.

New figures released by the DCLG have revealed that the number of newly built homes is at the highest level since 2009.

An inquiry has been launched into the interventions of both Tower Hamlets and Rotherham councils following the imposition of commissioners.

Universal Credit, the government’s flagship benefits reform, is now available to all types of claimant in five areas across the UK.

Voters in Guildford are set to be polled on whether they wish to have a directly-elected mayor.

Children services at Birmingham City Council are due to be taken over by a trust, after Ofsted inspectors branded the service a ‘national disgrace’.

North Yorkshire Council has voted to approve a fracking operation, the first to be approved in England since a ban was lifted in 2012.

Cities need a wide range of fiscal freedoms in order to deliver economic growth, a new report from Core Cities UK and Metro Dynamics argues.

According to research conducted by Shelter, a number of councils are unlawfully moving homeless families into temporary accommodation outside their own boroughs.

Members of the GMB union at Glasgow City Council have voted to strike over changes to working arrangements, which they claim could cost each worker up to £500 per year.

District councils in Oxfordshire have scrapped plans to create four unitaries that would split out into neighbouring Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.

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.

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