The Local Government Association (LGA) has criticised the government for failing to inform councils on how much funding they can expect to receive, allowing them little time to strategise budget plans for vital public health services.

Plymouth City Council has introduced a number of parking spaces designed specifically for people caring for those with dementia.

GMB has warned Wandsworth and Richmond councils that its move to issue statutory notices threatening to make 3,578 council staff redundant will only alienate workers.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for transitional support for councils in light of recent funding changes.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is calling on Scotland’s political parties to put the reform of local government finance at the top of their policy agendas for May’s election.

Local authorities in the South West have called for an increased rate of devolution in order to help boost the economy in their region.

Local leaders will be able to take control of their own affairs after the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act receives Royal Assent today, 28 January.

Havering council has become the first publicly-elected body in Britain to vote in favour of exiting the European Union.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has proposed that councils should be fined up to £5,000 a day for leaving roadworks unmanned during the weekends.

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has called for the freedom to increase council tax to help improve health and care outcomes for their citizens.

Local authorities in the UK should consider pooling assets to create an infrastructure investment platform, according to a new report.

According to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted by BBC Radio 5 live, the number of UK council workers suspended for breaking social media rules has risen.

A report conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs has argued that removing 80 per cent of traffic lights would improve road safety and boost the economy.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a consultation will be held on new measures to commit 2.3 per cent of vacancies in large public sector bodies to apprentices.

The government has announced £5 million worth of funding to help councils tackle ‘rogue landlords’.

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