Uniting stakeholders and pooling assets could allow local communities to revive struggling high streets, according to a new report.

A new report conducted by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for councils to be given control of the £400 million prison budget for low-risk offenders to reduce the risk of reoffending.

Local authorities in London have reportedly saved a combined total of £2.5 million through joining a campaign to encourage residents to pay their council tax by direct debit.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to ‘remain at the heart’ of school place planning, warning that the legal duty of councils to ensure every child has access to a school place could be made undeliverable otherwise.

Scottish councils are failing to properly scrutinise capital spending and oversee long-term strategic plans, a new report has warned.

73 councils in England already meet or exceed 2020 recycling targets, according to data from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Home Office has announced it will work with nine areas to support them in tackling gang violence and exploitation.

Six local authorities are set to receive a share of £200,000 worth of funding for youth services as part of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme.

Hull and East Riding should merge to create a combined authority, according to a report published by the Hull Commission.

A report conducted by think tank Centre for Policy Studies has cautioned that the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is at risk of reaching a crisis.

The plan was originally floated by civil service chief John Manzoni last year and Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has voiced support for the idea.

Worcestershire County Council is considering changes to its employees’ terms and conditions, meaning staff could be forced to take three days of unpaid leave a year.

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have published draft plans for a devolution deal, seeking to create a combined authority for the region.

Ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue services has been transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to the Home Office.

The government has pledged more than £40 million to rebuild and improve flood defences in the aftermath of Storm Eva.

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