The National Audit Office (NAO) has advised that the government should ensure it remains accountable for the ‘new and experimental’ devolution deals being offered to local areas.

Cabinet Office Minister Lord Bridges has announced to Parliament that the anti-lobbying clause will not be used to curb freedom of speech, and maintained that recipients of government grants can continue to discuss the findings of publicly funded research.

Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investment decisions will remain with local authorities, the government has confirmed.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that it is ‘pleased and encouraged’ by the news that NHS England is reconsidering funding the new HIV treatment Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

Communities secretary Greg Clark has confirmed the the government’s four-year financial settlement for local authorities will remain unaffected by this year’s Budget cuts.

Cambridgeshire County Council has called for communities secretary Greg Clark to urgently discuss the prospect of returning to talks over separate East Anglian combined authorities.

Housing organisation Tpas and SHOUT have called on the government to change its plans to charge households in council homes earning £30,000 per year in unaffordable market rents.

Local authorities are being warned they could owe residents million of pounds in overpaid water bills, after a London council was found guilty of overcharging its tenants for waters and sewage services.

According to BBC Scotland, the country’s first government-backed public bike hire scheme, conducted by Dumfries council, has been put on hold after it failed to win popular support.

Plans to to charge council home households earning £30,000 a year unaffordable market rents have come under scrutiny by several housing organisations.

Town hall leaders have called for government clarification on pupil place expectations on the day that pupils await primary schools offers.

Councils will be given new powers to remove ‘pointless’ and ‘out-of-date’ road signs that may distract drivers.

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