A new devolution deal will give Cornwall new powers to control local services, including the county’s health and social care budgets, has been agreed by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

According to research by the The Police Federation of England and Wales, one in six police officers are planning to leave the profession within two years.

The Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW) has come under heavy criticism from the the Wales Audit Office in its latest report.

A new survey on custom and self-build activity in England has revealed that 39 per cent of councils are already taking action to help people build their own homes.

A ‘Domesday Book’ containing information on all brownfield public land in London is to be developed to help unlock sites for development.

The government has suffered its first defeat in Parliament as Labour and Liberal Democrat peers vote in favour of amendments to the Devolution Bill which remove the need for directly elected mayors.

Councils have been warned that the governments plans to implement a National Living Wage could cost them an extra £1 billion a year by 2020, says the Local Government Association.

The latest Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) survey of the road network found nearly half of all white lines on motorways, A roads and local authority roads worn out completely, or about to fail.

Councils planning to bid for ‘significant’ devolved powers will need to have their bids signed off by ministers before the Autumn spending review, Budget papers indicate.

The government has promised to create a ‘higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country’ as Chancellor George Osborne delivered the first fully-Conservative Budget in the House of Commons since 1996.

Leaders of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton Councils met on Monday to discuss the creation of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

The government has reached an agreement with the BBC that the corporation will take on the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s. This will be phased in from 2018/19 with the BBC taking on the full costs from 2020/21.

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