New research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found that housing allowances are not keeping up with rents in the private sector.

Members of the public across the five biggest city regions due to introduce metro mayors support the idea, according to new polling published by Centre for Cities.

Oxfordshire County Council is considering how local government can be reorganised to reduce costs and protect services, including the option to become a unitary authority.

A judgement has ruled that builders developing sites of less than 10 homes will no longer have to make an affordable homes contribution.

According to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), family members employed by MPs are paid on average £5,600 more than other staff.

In a report, Civitas has urged local authorities to take on a ‘more muscular’ approach to managing ethnic and religious diversity.

Oxfordshire County Council has appointed accountancy firm Grant Thornton to identify what new model of local government should be established in the county.

Despite the government’s U-turn on academisation, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has maintained that some outstanding local authority schools could still be forced to covert to academies, if the are deemed as ‘unviable’.

Projects around the country have been awarded a share of £700,000 to restore coastal landmarks to their former glory.

The government has launched a new taskforce aimed at supporting more people with learning disabilities access apprenticeships.

The Land Registry has launched a consultation on the proposed draft Local Land Charges Rules 2017.

The chief executive of Barnet Council has stepped down following issues on 5 May’s local elections that saw voters turned away from polling stations.

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