Council’s have been warned that bed and breakfast hotels are not suitable accommodation for vulnerable or homeless young people.

Following a staff vote in favour of the move, Liverpool City Council has announced plans to set up a council-owned waste collection service in a bid to cut costs and increase recycling.

As part of an effort to save £113 million, Birmingham City Council has introduced a freeze on the purchasing of new books for its libraries.

The government has unveiled a blueprint showing how £13 billion of investment in transport will help to create the Northern Powerhouse.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched a pilot project to analyse how integrated health and care services are in local areas.

A new study by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has found that a large amount of sensitive personal information has been lost, stolen or misused due to thousands of data breaches by local authorities.

A £26 million fund has been announced for house builders that will be used to acquire brownfield sites to provide land for starter homes.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that current licensing for ‘novelty’ vehicles, including limousines, party buses and rickshaws, is “confusing” and “utterly outdated”.

The Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) is seeking to challenge Bristol City Council, Leeds City Council and Suffolk County Council regarding their placement of looked after children.

Wakefield Council is in talks with Carillion, Cofely Workplace and Interserve over an outsourcing deal which could mean the transferral of as many as 12,000 council staff.

Representatives from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire met with government officials on 6 August to begin discussions for the devolution of power.

15 councils across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have joined together to launch a devolution bid to the government.

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