The Local Government Ombudsman’s (LGO) Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2015/16 has shown a 25 per cent rise in complaints about home care received by people in England.

A report carried out by ResPublica has calculated that improving employment outcomes in 12 well-known estates could save the government around £140 million by 2030.

Bolton Council is set lose around 240 jobs as the authority attempts to make a saving of £12.5 million as part of wider budget cuts.

Conwy Council is considering a move to revise its plan to double council tax for send home owners in the region.

The Scottish Local Government Partnership (SGLP) has urged the Scottish government to act over the impact of council funding cuts.

Culture minster Matt Hancock has warned that councils ‘are choosing’ to make arts cuts.

Rugby Borough Council has reduced its annual waste collections by 49,591 in 12 months by using smart bins.

Birmingham City Council is facing a budget overspend of £49 million, requiring further savings of £78 million to balance the 2017-18 budget.

The 2016 Good Growth for Cities index has shown that the majority of the UK’s cities are now outperforming their pre-financial crisis peak.

Despite concerns from county leaders, the government has reiterated its commitment to directly elected mayors, labelling them a ‘real red line’.

The Scottish Borders Council has approved an ambitious five year strategy for further developing and expanding cycle tourism in the area.

Hounslow Council has started implementation of a digital customer service strategy, by selecting a cloud based ‘real-time’ case management system by UK based software company, Jadu.

A new report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF has advised that councils should be given financial incentives to merge, such as limiting business rates retention to combined and unitary authorities.

The Nuffield Trust, King's Fund and Health Foundation have issued a joint plea to ministers warning that the care sector was facing a funding shortage which was so significant there is a risk families may take legal action.

Conwy Council is offering yoga classes to employees during working hours to help reduce days ‘lost’ as a result of back problems.

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