A survey conducted by ComRes has found that the majority of local people feel they should be more involved in the devolution process and have mixed feelings about which powers should be devolved.

According to official figures the number of starts and completions on new build homes has reached a seven year record high, with over 143,500 new builds started, the highest level since 2008.

New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have found that the number of people sleeping rough in England has increased by 30 per cent over the past year.

The government has cancelled its contract with Steatite to develop a GPS tracking system for offenders after spending £21 million on the project.

The Education and Adoption Bill, allowing quicker intervention when a school is coasting or failing, has been approved by Parliament and is due to be passed to Her Majesty the Queen for royal assent.

Councils are reducing HIV services and leaving people with little or no support in their local towns, according to a campaign launched by a group of charities.

According to a report published by The Children’s Society, young carers are not being provided with enough early support from schools and local authorities.

According to a joint report by Nesta, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, new models for maintaining and financing public parks could offer viable alternatives for Britain’s parks to remain sustainable.

New powers to raise council tax to support social care in 2016/17 will not raise enough to fix the current shortfall of funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Local authorities have cut spending on CCTV by 46.6 per cent on average over the last three years, according to a report from Big Brother Watch.

Roger Phillips has been named as the new chair of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Advisory Board, taking over from Joanne Segars.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on fizzy drink companies to display the sugar content of their products in teaspoons.


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