Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to change the way local authorities help children in care.

The government has launched a consultation on transferring the powers of the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) to the Treasury, in a move it claims will modernise lending to local authorities.

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

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’.

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

The Department of Health (DoH) has announced a new £15 million fund will be made available for councils to bid for, to provide safe accommodation for people suffering mental health crises in public spaces.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has awarded funding to projects across England, to help restore local landmarks to their former glory.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to create a more flexible minimum standard of broadband speed across the country to stop thousands of homes and businesses from falling into a ‘digital twilight zone’.

Many voters are unaware of the European Union’s (EU’s) impact on public services in the UK, according to new poll commissioned by the Charted Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

MPs have agreed to consider making it a criminal offence if people refuse to give evidence to select committees.

The government’s controversial Trade Union Bill has passed into law, despite accusations from unions that it posed a ’serious threat’ to industrial relations.

A new report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called on the government to improve its transparency regarding cost and performance data.

A series of elections are taking place across the UK for the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly of Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and for 124 councils in London.

According to data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the number of empty homes is now at a record low.

A report conducted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that the government’s plan to extend its Right to Buy policy lacks clarity.

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