Emerging concerns over care home fees and funding

Families are being charged by care homes for extended periods after a resident has died, as well as large upfront fees, a market study reveals.

Unions call for a ‘long overdue’ council pay rise

Three unions have submitted a pay claim that attempts to narrow the growing gap between declining wages and the rising cost of living.

£100m roads revival underway in Manchester

Manchester City Council has begun implementing its new five-year £100 million highways investment programme.

Welsh council in danger of setting ‘over-ambitious’ goals

The auditor general for Wales says authorities must try harder to reduce the gap between income and spending.

Welsh Government tackles zero-hours contracts

Rebecca Evans has revealed that the Welsh Government will tackle zero-hours contracts for thousands of care workers.

Council fined £100,000 after sensitive information ceased

Gloucester City Council has been fined £100,000 by the ICO after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information.

Local government needs clarity, urges LGiU

The build up to the General Election was overwhelmed with uncertainty and the results have been produced little clarity, argues LGiU.

Merged planning team for district councils

Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire District Council are close to agreeing plans for a shared planning service.

Potential impact of pest control services cuts

The British Pest Control Association is urging local authorities to ensure adequate funds are allocated to the vital pest control facility.

Falling prices lead to record boost for renewables

Lower prices for solar and wind power have contributed to new renewable energy deals across the world.

Tough measures for Tower Hamlets polling stations

Every polling station in Tower Hamlets will have police presence in an attempt to tackle electoral fraud and voter intimidation.

Khan warns of 'unsustainable' police cuts

Sadiq Khan has warned that future cuts to the Metropolitan Police are ‘unsustainable’ and could make it harder to foil terror attacks.

Diesel market falls over pollution fears

Rising fears over air pollution in the UK has contributed to a decline in the number of new diesel cars registered in May.

Average UK rents falls

New data has shown that the average UK rent has fallen for the first time in over seven years, mirroring a similar fall in the housing market.

House prices fall for third month in a row

Nationwide have revealed that house prices in the UK have fallen for the third month in a row, for the first time since 2009.

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