Local leaders will be able to take control of their own affairs after the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act receives Royal Assent today, 28 January.

Havering council has become the first publicly-elected body in Britain to vote in favour of exiting the European Union.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has proposed that councils should be fined up to £5,000 a day for leaving roadworks unmanned during the weekends.

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has called for the freedom to increase council tax to help improve health and care outcomes for their citizens.

Local authorities in the UK should consider pooling assets to create an infrastructure investment platform, according to a new report.

According to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted by BBC Radio 5 live, the number of UK council workers suspended for breaking social media rules has risen.

A report conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs has argued that removing 80 per cent of traffic lights would improve road safety and boost the economy.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a consultation will be held on new measures to commit 2.3 per cent of vacancies in large public sector bodies to apprentices.

The government has announced £5 million worth of funding to help councils tackle ‘rogue landlords’.

A large number of public sector workers will be affected by new strike thresholds proposed by the government, which will require the support of 40

Rotherham Council will regain responsibility for a number of services after intervention from Whitehall last February.

Councils are reporting to be less optimistic about handling upcoming cuts than they were in the past, according to new report into the future of fi

Scarborough Borough Council has launched a new scheme to eradicate the issue of inconsiderate parking and the negative impact it can have on local

Isle of Wight Council has warned the government that planned cuts to its budget will push the council to its brink, claiming it may not ‘be viable in the very near future’.

Reductions in funding for county councils could ‘all but end’ the provision of non-statutory services in some parts of England, according to the County Councils Network (CCN).

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