Liverpool and Wirral councils are set to pilot a social stock exchange scheme in a bid to encourage investors to put their money into local firms.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that government borrowing declined slightly in the month of May, compared to the same time in 2015, but maintained the figure was still higher than expected.

A freedom of Information request (FoI) submitted by The Times has revealed that councils across England and Wale referred a total of 284 to the government’s deradicalisation programme, Channel, in 2015.

Dundee council has proposed that a minimum of five per cent of the council’s spend on roads and transportation will go towards improving cycling infrastructure.

York City Council has revealed in its Local Plan that it has earmarked land which it intends to build 10,700 new homes upon, by 2037.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has claimed that the government’s plans to devolve business rates to local authorities failed to provide poorer areas with an incentive to grow their economies.

The Chartered Institute for Professional Development (CIPD) has called on the government to delay the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and overhaul the proposed system.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a recall of faulty tumble dryers, which it claims pose a large fire risk.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been officially launched, bringing together Sandwell, Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils.

Unite has warned against Greenwich Council’s plans to close mobile library services, arguing it could threaten children’s literacy.

Up to 600 people who were wrongly turned away from Barnet council’s polling stations for mayoral and London assembly elections on 5 May could be entitled to compensation, an inquiry has claimed.

Grant Thornton has criticised Derby City Council for issues of mismanagement and wastage, in a report which examined governance at the local authority during the 2014/15 financial year.


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