Councils will be allowed to decide how many starter homes are built in their area after peers at the House of Lords supported two amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill.

Sutton Council is set to provide insurance services to three neighbouring boroughs, including Reigate and Banstead, Epson and Ewell and Surrey Health councils.

Communities Secretary Gregg Clark has declared that despite some progress being made, Tower Hamlets council has some way to go until it sees the return of its powers.

Five councils across the country have joined forces with police, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Communities and Local Government to target rogue traders who flout regulations.

The next phase of the One Public Estate initiative has been launched, offering councils up to £500,000 to support the delivery of ambitious property based initiatives.

The merger of the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Chelmsford City Council in Essex has been forced to amend a controversial law that criminalised ‘rough sleeping’ after a petition was launched campaigning against the move.

Leeds City Council has signed a multi-million pound deal to develop new housing on brownfield sites.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has put forward a 1,000 day plan for toddlers to help instil healthy eating from an early age.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has announced it is giving £560,000 to 34 councils in England, in a bid to help them develop digital solutions for various issues.

A petition has been launched by Unison to compel parliamentary debate on plans to force local government pension funds to invest money in infrastructure projects.

The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLGC) has called on the government to explain how it will tackle local authorities which have delayed revealing their local plans.

Councillor Judith Blake of Leeds council has criticised the government’s delay in taking the necessary steps to reduce the risk of flooding in the region.

Leeds City Council has announced the introduction of free parking for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

Greater Manchester is set to become the first English region to gain control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.

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