Peterborough City Council’s fostering and adoption services are due to be taken over by The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT).

Hull City Council has been given the green light to purchase land to reduce the risk of flooding to 1,750 properties in East Hull.

The potential cost to council taxpayers of converting all schools to academies is £320 million, says the LGA.

West Lothian Council’s new council house building programme has been recognised at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards.

Wakefield Council has appointed design and consultancy firm Arcadis to deliver its Property and Facilities Management Services.

Smoking should be banned in all outdoor spaces, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has argued.

Birmingham has been named the ‘most enterprising place in Britain’ by the 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards.

Birmingham has been named the ‘most enterprising place in Britain’ by the 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards.

The government has responded to a consultation about reforms to public sector exit payments.

Somerset County Council is facing a £24 million overspend this financial year, as a result of expensive social care costs and a reduction in government budgets.

Edinburgh City Council has ordered a survey of its council buildings, after 17 of the region’s schools were closed as a result of safety concerns.

A new investigation by ITV programme Suspended: Britain’s Pay Scandal? highlighted that over 1,172 council staff have been suspended from work on full pay, in the last three years.

Norfolk County Council has launched a new Social Care Academy to recruit and retain social workers and encourage former social workers back to the profession, in order to address the staff shortage.

Derbyshire County Council has introduced new rules which allow parents to take their children on holiday during term-time, so long has the child’s attendance over the previous 12 months is above 94 per cent.

Warwickshire County Council has announced a set of options it will consider to achieve savings of around £67 million by 2020.

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