Scottish councils are failing to properly scrutinise capital spending and oversee long-term strategic plans, a new report has warned.
Six local authorities are set to receive a share of £200,000 worth of funding for youth services as part of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme.
Consulting firm Mercer has warned the move to make pensions inflation-proof could cost local authorities and their contractors up to £1 billion per year, due to a ‘quirk of legislation’.
A report conducted by think tank Centre for Policy Studies has cautioned that the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is at risk of reaching a crisis.
The government has launched a £140m scheme to revive 100 run-down estates, chaired by former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine.
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a £400m funding boost for mental health services as part of a £1 billion investment.
A cross-party commission to review future funding and structure of health and care services in England, will be proposed in the House of Commons by former minister Norman Lamb on 7 January
New measures announced by the government will allow potential homeowners around the country to need a deposit as small as £1,500 to achieve homeownership.
Analysis conducted by think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that implementing the new National Living Wage (NLW) will have ramifications in lower-paying areas.
Housing charity Shelter has cautioned that rents and mortgages in England mean a significant number of families are having to skimp on heating and winter clothes in order to meet housing costs.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that people who are caught littering could face fines of up to £150 under new plans set out by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Borrowing for the month of November 2015 was £14 billion, a £1.3 billion increase compared to the same time last year.
According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the cost of renting in the UK could rise faster than house prices, increasing by 25 per cent over the next five years.
Housing Minister Brandon Lewis will give councils authority to fine property owners and agents up to £30,000 for failing to tackle overcrowding and hazardous conditions in their buildings.
A financial settlement has been published revealing councils are set to receive £3.5 billion of extra funding, which will be available for adult so
Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
In recent years the UK Government has made efforts to modernise how it works.
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Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive at the Local Government Information Unit, looks at the likely trends for local government in the new year
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