Data from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has shown that around a third of councils in England have spent additional money topping up government housing benefits, in order to make up for new welfare changes.

Communities secretary Greg Clark has confirmed he is ‘impressed’ with a devolution bid for Leicester and Leicestershire which lacks proposals for a directly elected mayor.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a report stressing the importance of councils working together with health professionals to promote good mental health in children.

Education select committee MPs have rejected the government’s plant to appoint Amanda Spielman as the next head of Ofsted, claiming they were concerned about her suitability for the job.

The annual IT Margins Benchmarking study has highlighted that local authorities are being charged up to 11 times too much for IT purchases, as a result of excessive margins by suppliers.

New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) have revealed that councils’ spending in England will fall by one per cent in 2016-17.

Northumberland County Council has backed controversial plans to open a surface mine close to nature reserve.

Lincoln Council has approved proposals to charge 20p to use its public toilets as part of plans to combat government funding cuts.

Councils are invited to apply for a share of £60 million of new funding to encourage walking and cycling.

Councils must play a leading role in negotiating the UK's exit from the European Union, local government leaders say.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has raised concerns over the oversight of devolution deals in England, warning that plans for proper accountability are not yet in place.

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has backed proposals for a Solent combined authority.

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