Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has claimed that attempts to close and prosecute illegal faith schools are being hindered by councils concerned about upsetting community relations.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said it is confident local authorities will be able to meet the government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 S

Children’s services operated by Sunderland Council have made significant progress, after Ofsted previously rated the services as inadequate.

Financial auditors KPMG has criticised Northampton Council’s handling of a £10.25 million stadium redevelopment loan given to Northampton Town Football Club.

New analysis by the Press Association has found that councils are citing funding by an average of 29 per cent, under new reduced budgets.

Newcastle City Council has accumulated £2.4 million from issuing fines to motorists caught using bus lanes.

Figures compiled by Huntsman Security have shown that the local government sector has reported 202 more security breaches, a 14 per cent increase on the year before.

Lancashire council has confirmed it will be shutting down more than 20 libraries, as part of a wider strategy to operate under a reduced budget.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for the Work and Health Programme (WHO) powers to be devolved to local authorities in order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

MPs and council leaders have written to Prime Minister Theresa May pressing the government to act on flood defence recommendations before the arrival of Winter, after its review was delayed.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has cautioned that the government’s new Pay to Stay policy will be near impossible to implement on time, due to the administrative complexities involved.

Research has claimed that the failure to improve air pollution in UK cities is due to the political prioritising of economic growth and road safety

The majority of Scotland residents think that local people should be involved in making decisions about the delivery of their public services.

Think tank ResPublica has published a study which highlights instances where poorer communities are missing out on government schemes to improve neighbourhoods.

According to a new poll conducted by We Own It, 57 per cent of people believe the government should allow councils to run their own bus services.

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