The Local Government Association (LGA) has advised that £80 billion could be unravelled if the government listens and actualises the ambitions of towns, cities and counties.

Haringey Council has been criticised by opposition councillors for spending £86,000 on a rebranding exercise.

The District Council’s Network (DCN) has warned that the building of approximately 4,000 new homes has been stalled due to funding gaps caused by cuts to social housing rents.

Leeds City Council is expected to approve a plan to pay a ‘real living wage’ to over 7,000 employees, 81 pence an hour higher than the rate announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the recent Budget.

An expert panel to help streamline the local plan-making process has been launched by Planning Minister Brandon Lewis.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has set up a ‘one-stop resource’ to deal with enquires about how to help refugees entering the UK.

47 per cent of district councils are looking to be a part of a combined authority, according to a survey conducted by the District Council’s Network (DCN).

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has signed a new contract with Kellog, Brown and Root (KBR), which is expected to save £4.8 million on office management through smarter purchasing.

Jeremy Corbyn has been appointed leader of the Labour Party on Saturday 12, securing nearly 59.5 per cent of first preference votes, beating rivals Andy Burnham (19 per cent), Yvette Cooper (17 per cent) and Liz Kendall (4.5 per cent).

Bus operators across England will be able to bid for a share of £5 million funding to fit buses with green technology and offer better journeys following the announcement of competition from the government.

A survey conducted by the District Councils’ Network (DCN), has found that 78 per cent of districts said a squeeze on infrastructure investment was hindering growth.

Every pound spent on local bus infrastructure can generate up to £7 of benefits for local businesses, communities and the environment, a new study has suggested.

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