According to survey by Citizens Advice, three out of five people who have withdrawn money from their pension savings have not planned for how they will meet future care costs.

Leeds City Council has announced it will hold a homecoming parade to celebrate the achievements of Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Bristol City Council has unveiled a plan which involves offering staff the option to take voluntary redundancy in a bid to generate around £29 million in savings.

Theresa May is prepared to change policy on city regions needing directly-elected mayors in order to be granted devolution deals, it has been reported.

52 per cent of small firms have been stung by unfair contract terms with suppliers, costing nearly £4 billion in the last three years.

Of those surveyed about the planned West of England devolution deal, only 55 per cent agreed that the plans would benefit the region.

The SLGP is threatening to take the Scottish government to court if ministers continue to freeze them out of funding talks.

Eden Flood Volunteers, a volunteer group set up in Cumbria during Storm Desmond, is on the cusp of going global.

Theresa May has promised to pursue George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse plans, despite the former Chancellor not being in her cabinet office.

Forest Heath District Council has announced it has purchased one of the largest council owned solar farms in the UK, in a move that is expected to bring in an annual income of up to £700,000.

The Communities and Local Government Committee has said that local authorities should ensure whistleblowers are taken seriously, to prevent incidents such as those at Tower Hamlets and Rotherham, from repeating themselves.

According to a report by the Wales Audit Office (WAO) Welsh councils have increased their financial reserves by £244 million between 2009-2014, despite cuts to their main source of income.

Wigan council has launched a new fully-funded eighteen month fitness programme in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

During a visit to the Calais refugee camp, councillors have said that ministers and party leaders need to improve their treatment of child refugees.

Aberdeen City Council has agreed plans to set up arms-length energy company, which will manage all the local authority’s energy-related activity.

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