Developer withdraws from multi-million Hove scheme
Crest Nicholson has withdrawn from plans to deliver a £50m leisure centre and new housing in Hove.
Eight million people missing from electoral register, report warns
Millions of people are not registered to vote correctly due to ‘persistent and serious’ problems with the way elections are run, a new report has warned today.
Councils lose appeal to keep publishing fortnightly newspaper
Two London boroughs have lost their final legal appeal to keep publishing their fortnightly newsletters.
Chancellor announces fast-tracked Spending Review
The Government will rush through a one-year Spending Review to help prepare for Brexit.
Impact of Integrated Care Fund 'remains unclear'
The impact of the Integrated Care Fund in Wales remains ‘unclear’ despite a £385m Welsh Government investment, the Auditor General has warned today.
Leader of ‘fractious’ council seeks Government help
The leader of Merthyr Tydfil Council has asked the Welsh Government for help to overcome its ‘fractious’ position and financial challenges.
Council apologies for failing to spot signs of historic exploitation
Kirklees MBC has apologised for failing to protect two girls from abuse after an independent review found opportunities were lost to protect them from exploitation.
New legal requirement to protect domestic abuse victims
Councils will be legally required to provide safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse under new measures announced today.
Council to save £143m after ending LOBO loan
Newham LBC is expected to save £143m after successfully terminating its Lender Option Borrower Option (LOBO) loans with NatWest bank.
Voter ID plans will impact ‘millions on the margins’
Millions of people will be denied their right to vote if the Government presses ahead with its mandatory voter ID plans, according to a warning from campaigners.
Councils handling nearly 500,000 FOI requests every year
Councils receive around 467,000 Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requests every year, nearly double the number compared to estimates in 2010, a new report has revealed.
Whitehall pledges to end aggressive council tax debt collection
The way local authorities recover unpaid council tax is to be reviewed by the Government in a bid to protect vulnerable residents from aggressive debt collection.
Children ‘not being protected’ by Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Children’s social care services are ‘inadequate’ at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, according to the findings of a new Ofsted inspection.
One in five councils failing to safeguard value, MPs warn
One in five councils do not have proper arrangements in place to secure value for money for taxpayers, a new report has warned today.
Spending Review launch dependent on securing Brexit deal
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he plans to launch a full three-year Spending Review before the summer recess if a Brexit deal is agreed.
Grenfell residents had human rights breached, watchdog finds
The residents of Grenfell Tower had their human rights breached by Kensington & Chelsea LBC before the fire started, a watchdog has found.
MPs launch inquiry into local government finance
A new inquiry into local government finance will take place ahead of this year's Spending Review.
Council tax bills to increase by an average of 4.5%
Council tax bills are to rise by an average of 4.5% in England from April, according to the latest figures.
Union seeks injunction against Birmingham in long-running bin dispute
Unite is taking high court legal action against Birmingham City Council for operating refuse vehicles without safety critical role.
Northamptonshire given permission for extra council tax increase
Northamptonshire CC has been given the freedom to increase council tax by 2% more than other local authorities without holding a referendum, it was announced today.