As part of his joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has revealed that the housing budget is to be doubled to £2 billion a year.

Proposed reforms to the number of Welsh council’s could save up to £650 million over the next ten years, according to figures from the Welsh Government.

A report conducted by the Trade Union Congress (TUS), for the Fabian Society, has outlined where public spending cuts have undermined service quality by reducing provision and increasing waiting times for critical services.

With the wintery weather affecting most parts of the country, councils have stockpiled 1.2 million tonnes of salt in preparation for further weathe

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published figures showing that England’s 444 local authorities hold £22.5 billion in non-ringfenced reserves.

Data published by the RAC Foundation has revealed that 2,375 council-maintained road bridges are unable to carry the heaviest vehicles, and it will cost £328 million to repair them.

A review has been launched to ensure that local communities benefit from development in their area.

Flintshire County Council has opted to suspend the Right to Buy scheme in its area due to a shortage of social housing.

Andy Street, the managing director of John lewis, has been appointed as the lead non-executive director at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The government has announced plans to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025 and restrict their use by 2023.

According to research conducted by the Independent Age (IA) and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), the adult social care sector in England faces a staff gap of 200,000 due to restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract British employees.

The West Midlands has won a devolution deal, receiving £1.2 billion in spending power from the government which it will use over the next 30 years.

A new report, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has argued that English counties risk being obstructed from the devolution process due to the government’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.

A new report by the National Trust has stated that only one in three coastal planning authorities have maintained up-to-date policies on how to deal with rising sea levels and more frequent storms.

Research conducted by iGov has found that 39 per cent of local authorities are seriously considering investing in e-invoicing within the next year.

In a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, Ofsted has identified 15 illegal schools operating without the knowledge or consent of its local council.


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