A new report has claimed that creating 27 county unitary authorities could generate nationwide savings of nearly £3 billion.

The deepening crisis in adult social care is likely to cause council overspends of almost £500 million, a new survey has projected.

The LGA is urging the government to devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to councils.

The number of children who are homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas will hit an eight-year year high of more than 120,000.

The government is set to launch a new £20 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse.

Two thirds of people believe a greater share of the total health budget should be spent on care for the elderly and disabled provided by councils.

Edinburgh City Council has signed an energy saving contract with E.ON’s energy efficiency business, Matrix.

A report from the Environment and Rural Affairs Committee has warned that a major reform of the system for managing flood risk is needed.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the time it would to fix the nation’s roads has risen by a third in a decade.

Powys Council is set to apply to the Welsh government to suspend the right to buy scheme for the next five years.

New analysis from Glasgow and Heriot-Watt universities and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has shown that councils in Scotland are making most of their savings from services used by more disadvantaged residents.

Dozens of leading businesses have become Northern Powerhouse partners in a major boost to the government’s ambitions.

Pembrokeshire council has approved plans to outsource its culture and leisure services due to ‘unprecedented financial pressures’.

The new wave of metro mayors should be granted ‘significant powers’ over planning and housing, a new report has argued.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that a new Living Wage rate of £8.45 an hour has been set in Scotland.

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