Platform London has released an analysis suggesting that local government workers have lost an estimated £683 million from their pension funds, as a result of a drastic fall in coal share prices.

Councils that do not produce initiatives to increase housing provision by 2017 are at risk of losing control of their planning process.

Data published by Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Charity’s Databank has found that councils turned away 30,000 young homeless people in 2014, as they were unable to provide them with aid or support.

District councils should lead the way in devolution deals to ensure they improve services and outcomes through better collaboration, a new report has argued.

Council’s are being forced to take unforeseen risks in delivering public services due to reduced budgets, a new report suggests.

Car sharing and ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) are included in the new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) vehicle hire agreement.

he government has signed an agreement that will enable housing associations to open up the Right to Buy scheme to 1.3 million households.

A new initiative has been launched to allow local authorities and housing associations to have shared ownership of property, in a bid to deliver rented affordable housing.

Anglesey County Council has been issued with an enforcement notice to improve data protection by the Information Commissioners’s Office (ICO).

Cuts in local planning staff in the North West of up to 30 per cent could undermine economic recovery, according to new research from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that from 2020, councils will be allowed to keep all local taxes, including £26 billion of revenue produced from business rates.

A study entitled ‘The Cost of One-Party Councils’ published by Mihály Fazekas of the University of Cambridge, suggests that one-party councils could be wasting up to £2.6 billion per year as a result of ‘weak electoral accountability’.

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