Councils face having social care money withdrawn

County authorities could face having social care funding withdrawn, unless ‘undeliverable’ delayed transfers of care targets are met.

UK outspends rest of the EU on large procurement contracts

New research has highlighted that the UK is spending almost double the rest of the EU combined on large procurement contracts.

Local road strategy needs to tackle congestion crisis

Congestion is not just damaging the environment and air quality, but also harming UK economy and productivity, says the LGA.

UK to publish more EU negotiation plans

The UK government has published further details of its Brexit negotiating strategy.

Roll out devolution to all of England

The government should roll out devolution deals nationally to help tackle the wide variation in regional productivity and boost local growth.

Islington Council fined over parking ticket design faults

The ICO has fined Islington Council £70,000 for failing to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website.

Online resource for innovative culture investment

The LGA and Arts Council England have collaborated to create the first online resource to help councils develop innovative ways to invest in culture.

Khan seeks to boost affordable housing in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has set out his innovative approach to increasing the levels of affordable housing in the capital.

Basildon Council to lead multi-million euro project

Basildon Council has been awarded a €600,000 share of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) to enhance markets in the borough.

Midlands Mayor presses for greater powers and funding

The Mayor of the West Midlands has met with Prime Minister Theresa May to push the case for further devolution of powers and funding to the region.

Highest number of young people in poverty for a decade

A new report has found that more vulnerable young people are living in poverty than at any time in the previous 10 years.

Housing Advisers Programme launched by LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) has unveiled a new scheme to assist councils in tackling local housing challenges.

Five warning signs of council financial stress

CIPFA is urging councils to watch for five warning signs of financial stress.

New framework to cut price of contact centre services

CCS has released a new framework to help the public sector maximise the money it spends on contact or call centres.

Rented accommodation scheme launched in West of England

A scheme aimed at helping tenants find good quality rented accommodation has been launched across the West of England.

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