Cardiff council has declared its plans to improve the way waste, potholes and fly-tipping are managed by reorganising council services, at a cost of £1 million.

Worker’s union, the GMB has urged councils and other public bodies to stop issuing work to companies which have been found to enlist blacklisted construction workers.

The life chances of the UK’s 6.5 million carers, who look after a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by ‘inadequate’ local support services, according to new research released for Carers Week 2016.

The Care Act is failing and leaving disabled people and carers worse off, disability charity Revitalise has warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has highlighted that increased digital innovation has the potential to save millions while improving services.

Enfield Council is facing a legal challenge from local campaigners over the A105 cycle lane scheme.

Barnsley council has decided to reduce the length of the summer holiday, and extend October half-term, in a move it claims will improve its pupils’ educational success.

The Keep Britain Tidy charity has called on councils to set higher targets of recycling 70 per cent of all waste collected by 2025, in order to keep pace with Welsh councils.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that councils will need more funding to cover the cost of caring for refugee children, in order to avoid increasing council tax and cutting servic

A report by Transport Focus has advised that councils should provide demand responsive transport (DRT) services to help fill the gap in bus services.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has found that the majority of local authorities in England are involved in shared service arrangements.

A study by The Key has found that delays to assessments, insufficient budgets and cuts to local authorities is hampering schools’ ability to support special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) pupils.

According to an investigation by the BBC, around two thousand council-run public toilets have closed in the last decade, leaving a number of regions with sparse facilities.

Gosport Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council have requested to share senior management in a bid to make financial savings.

Two in three councils across England are failing to embrace the Social Value Act and consider social value in their procurement and commissioning, according to Social Enterprise UK.


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