The Local Government Association (LGA) has raised concerns over cuts to bus services, highlighting the reduction could isolate families in rural areas.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that post-Brexit Britain has a historic opportunity to become the global champion of free trade.

Swindon Council has responded to an open Ofsted letter which criticised the ‘poor performance’ of the city’s schools, claiming it did not recognise the claims.

A report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that over 20 per cent of UK business leaders believe their employees had been forced to reduce their hours as a result of the high costs of childcare.

Preston Council has approved plans for Tram Power Ltd to build a pilot tram line, costing £1 million.

Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have approved plans to create a business-friendly enterprise zone.

Government funding totalling £18 million is being offered to councils in England to speed up building of up to 800,000 new homes on large developments.

Liverpool City Council is considering a move to increase council tax by 10 per cent in order to fund adult social care and children’s services, following cuts to its budget.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has awarded a seven year contract to Virgin Care to deliver community health and care services in the area, following opposition from residents.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the NHS in England does possess the power to fund HIV drug Prep, after it previously claimed that local authorities should be responsible for funding the drug.

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.

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