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Telford & Wrekin Council’s wholly-owned housing provider Nuplace has announced a jump in profits of almost 50%.

BBC programme on adult social care is 'not a hatchet job'

Somerset CC’s adult services director has revealed his reasoning behind allowing Panorama to follow people making their way through the system.

Special needs provision in schools cut by over £1bn

Children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities have lost out on £1.2bn of Government funding over the last four years.

Investigation launched into Grant Thornton's Interserve audits

A financial watchdog has announced an investigation into Grant Thornton over its auditing of Interserve.

City of London bids for first in electric bin collections

City of London Council is expected to become the first authority in the country to run a fully electric fleet of refuse vehicles.

The great Brexit divide

A gulf between local and national government ambitions for devolution in a ‘post-Brexit world’ has been laid bare.

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Healey’s £500m back-pay bonanza

Local government minister, John Healey, has thrown a lifeline to cash-strapped councils facing huge back-pay bills for equal pay.

Carers left to feel ‘unrecognised’ by the health and social services

Social workers and benefit officials have been accused of overlooking the UK’s secret service – carers.

Durham and Hampshire back chief candidates

Durham Council and Hampshire CC have both announced the names of senior directors poised to be promoted to chief executive roles.