Call for national service for children in care
Responsibilities for children in care should be removed from local authorities, a charity has said.
Government advisers press for funding overhaul
The body charged with advising ministers on infrastructure has said competitive funding pots should be replaced.
Levelling up 'must start with councils'
A panel of experts has agreed council funding is key to addressing regional inequalities.
Commission calls for shift of focus in levelling up
The Commission into Prosperity and Community Placemaking has concluded investment should be made in local neighbourhoods rather than grand infrastructure projects.
Council to adopt cabinet system to aid devo bid
Nottinghamshire expected to abandon the committee system it took on for decision making in 2012.
Sheffield budget overspends 'not sustainable'
Members told financial support from the Government is needed as the authority heads for a £43m overspend.
Plymouth named local authority of the year at MJ Achievement Awards
The council took home the top gong at glittering ceremony.
Increase workers' pay to improve care
Pay rises for adult social care workers can support local economies, boosts recruitment and retention, and improve care, according to The Living Wage Foundation.
Councils prepare for legal battle with Home Office
Seven authorities have launched proceedings against the Home Office over the asylum dispersal scheme.
Councils handed deadline for Afghan resettlement offers
Ministers have asked every council in the UK to come forward with offers of support for the Afghan resettlement scheme within 10 days.
Councils ask for national support on climate change
Councils have said they stand ready to take action to reduce carbon emissions, but require action from central government.
Care services weathering summer surge
Directors of adult care services have faced a spike in demand over the summer months, according to new figures published today.
Wait continues for resettlement scheme details
Key details of the new resettlement scheme for arriving Afghan refugees have still not been confirmed by the Government as ministers plead for council help.
ADPH president gets Whitehall role
The president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, Jeanelle de Gruchy, has been appointed as the new deputy chief medical officer for England.
‘No evidence’ integration improves healthcare
New analysis of health and care integration pilots has questioned the benefits they bring about.
North Yorkshire reorganisation to cost millions
North Yorkshire CC has committed millions of pounds of reserves towards the costs of local government reorganisation in the county.
Cumbria suffers 'loss of trust and reputational damage'
Cumbria CC has suffered from a breakdown in trust following an error in a planning application for an incinerator, an independent review has found.
Council in urgent plea for refugee support
Greenwich LBC has said promised government support for refugees arriving in the borough has failed to materialise.
Marsham Street looks to improve councils' 'cyber health'
The Government is to work with councils in an effort to bolster their cyber security against malware and ransomware attacks.
Bromley strikes £67m housing deal
Bromley LBC is to buy hundreds of homes in a deal aimed at relieving pressure on temporary accommodation.