Following the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU, council leaders have warned that the Local Government Pension Scheme could fall in value.

Welsh government figures have shown that Wales had an £86 million black hole of unpaid council tax, at the end of the financial year.

The UK has elected to leave the European Union, with 52 per cent of voters backing Vote Leave and 48 per cent voting Remain.

Sir Edward Lister has been appointed the new chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Polls opened at 07:00 in the referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that government borrowing declined slightly in the month of May, compared to the same time in 2015, but maintained the figure was still higher than expected.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has claimed that the government’s plans to devolve business rates to local authorities failed to provide poorer areas with an incentive to grow their economies.

The Chartered Institute for Professional Development (CIPD) has called on the government to delay the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and overhaul the proposed system.

Employment has reached a record high of 74.2 per cent, with over 31 million people in work across the UK.

Draft guidelines to offer incentives for early guilty pleas could lead to overcrowding in prisons, a report from the Justice Committee has warned.

Mark Drakeford, the new local government secretary, has said the plans to shake-up councils in Wales is due to be redrawn.

The twenty small to medium sized northern cities contribute to nearly a third of the north’s economy, according to a report from Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North.

A report conducted by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has concluded that the government has not done enough to protect communities at risk of flooding.

Councils are calling for supported housing to be exempt from the housing benefit cap to prevent the most vulnerable people from losing their homes.

The County Councils Network has warned that the Bus Services Bill could leave rural areas facing the prospect of less sustainable transport.

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