Four government departments have agreed to reduce their spending by an average of 30 per cent over the next four years.

Islington Council has announced plans to ensure that all charities or voluntary groups it helps fund to pay their employees a Living Wage.

A report published by The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has counselled that further integration of health and social care services will require ‘significant’ investment and cannot be relied upon to make savings in the short term.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that a 40 per cent reduction in local government funding will result in a £10.5 billion blow to local services.

Care funding is a postcode lottery, with local authorities in the south paying more than those in the north for long-term care, according to a research conducted by Which?

Lack of financial support and guidance from the government is preventing local councils from administering necessary 20mph limits, according to a new report.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has advised that £80 billion could be unravelled if the government listens and actualises the ambitions of towns, cities and counties.

A survey conducted by the District Councils’ Network (DCN), has found that 78 per cent of districts said a squeeze on infrastructure investment was hindering growth.

The government has reached an agreement with the BBC that the corporation will take on the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s. This will be phased in from 2018/19 with the BBC taking on the full costs from 2020/21.

The Local Government Association (LGA) have warned that councils in England could face a £3.3 billion reduction in central government funding for local services in 2016/17.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that services supporting teenagers not in employment, education or training (NEET) will be at risk by 2020 if funding cuts continue without reform.

A new think tank report sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group recommends that Local Enterprise Partnerships should have as much as £12bn annual funding over the next parliament.

The Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst will see over 40 new technologies gain funding to help tackle a variety of energy issues.

Chancellor George Osborne has made his 2014 Autumn Statement in which he announced the introduction of new policies and new growth and borrowing forecasts.

The UK government has said it is pushing ahead with its plans to improve access to alternative financing for small businesses that have been rejected by the main high street banks.

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