The LGiU has warned that more independent local government with clear powers and vision is needed post Brexit.

Communities Minister Lord Bourne has made £250,000 of ‘small grants funding’ available to boost diverse communities across the country.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has raised concerns over cuts to bus services, highlighting the reduction could isolate families in rural areas.

Swindon Council has responded to an open Ofsted letter which criticised the ‘poor performance’ of the city’s schools, claiming it did not recognise the claims.

Preston Council has approved plans for Tram Power Ltd to build a pilot tram line, costing £1 million.

Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have approved plans to create a business-friendly enterprise zone.

Government funding totalling £18 million is being offered to councils in England to speed up building of up to 800,000 new homes on large developments.

Liverpool City Council is considering a move to increase council tax by 10 per cent in order to fund adult social care and children’s services, following cuts to its budget.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has awarded a seven year contract to Virgin Care to deliver community health and care services in the area, following opposition from residents.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the NHS in England does possess the power to fund HIV drug Prep, after it previously claimed that local authorities should be responsible for funding the drug.

The Local Government Ombudsman’s (LGO) Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2015/16 has shown a 25 per cent rise in complaints about home care received by people in England.

A report carried out by ResPublica has calculated that improving employment outcomes in 12 well-known estates could save the government around £140 million by 2030.

Bolton Council is set lose around 240 jobs as the authority attempts to make a saving of £12.5 million as part of wider budget cuts.

Conwy Council is considering a move to revise its plan to double council tax for send home owners in the region.

The Scottish Local Government Partnership (SGLP) has urged the Scottish government to act over the impact of council funding cuts.

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