A £50 million project has been launched to tackle youth unemployment in the West Midlands, with the aim of getting 16,000 young people into work.

New proposals to speed up housebuilding will enable local governments to process planning applications and fast track application services.

A new survey conducted by The MJ has found that 82 per cent of councils are considering implementing additional charges for services and increasing council tax, in order to balance their books.

Local authorities across England have predicted they will generate a record-breaking £23.5 billion income from business rates next year, as the dev

Starter homes could be out of reach fro the majority of families in England, according to new analysis from the Local Government Association (LGA).

Fire and rescue services could be at risk due to further cuts to funding, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned.

47 per cent of public sector workers doubt the management skills of their leadership teams, according to a new report.

A report published by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has called upon councils to improve planning in the technology sector to spur growth and prevent incidences where digital benefits are concentrated to particular areas.

As part of their devolution deal, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight councils have announced that they reject the government’s proposal to have a directly elected mayor.

The cities of Bristol, Cardiff and Newport have launched a report calling for the development of a ‘Great Western Powerhouse’.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to require pub, restaurant and cinema chains to publish the calorie content of their food and drink.

Spend on traffic calming measures has increased by 53 per cent since 2013, according to research from Churchill Car Insurance.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has cautioned that the changes to council tax charges could create ‘perverse incentives’ which discourage d

Under reforms in the Buses Bill, councils will be given more freedom to improve services and make bus travel more passenger friendly.

According to new Carbon Trust research, public sector organisations are not adequately prepared to deal with the likely impacts of climate change.

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