Outsourced council workers to have pensions protected
Local government staff who have had their roles outsourced will receive increased pensions protections under new proposals published today.
Public backs Edinburgh’s tourist tax
A consultation has found 85% of residents strongly support the introduction of a tourist tax in Edinburgh.
Commission outlines need for more than three million new social homes
More than three million new social homes are needed to tackle the housing crisis over the next 20 years, according to a new report from Shelter’s independent social housing commission.
Councils given power to remove unsafe cladding from private buildings
Local authorities have been given the power to strip unsafe cladding from private residential buildings over 18 metres tall.
Council pay offer rejected as union moves towards strike action
The 3% pay offer for council workers in Scotland has been rejected by members of Unison Scotland.
Council prosecuted over Legionella case
Tendring DC has confirmed it is being prosecuted for failing to manage the risk of Legionella at its leisure centre sites.
Manchester City Council to double its contribution to arts venue
Manchester City Council is expected to more than double its contribution to delivering a new arts venue after the cost of project rose by £20m.
Budget 2018: Letwin calls for new approach to large sites
Local authorities with high housing demand should be given the freedom to allocate land as single large sites and have powers to control their development, an independent review has concluded.
One in 5 councils affected by China's waste ban
One in five councils have been directly affected by China’s ban on imported waste over the past year, according to a new survey.
Neighbourhood services a 'serious concern'
A new report has highlighted 'serious concerns' over the future quality of neighbourhood services unless councils receive adequate funding in next spring's Spending Review.
Call a halt to fiscal gerrymandering, says SIGOMA
Council finances have been skewed by the Government directing more cash towards wealthier authorities, a coalition of urban councils has claimed.
Healey unveils council tax levy on holiday homes
Labour would double council tax on second homes to help families living in temporary accommodation, shadow housing secretary John Healey is expected to announce later today.
Rotherham to regain full control of services
All powers are to be returned to Rotherham MBC after three years of Government intervention.
Welsh councils call for ring-fenced preventative funding
A new preventative fund should be created in Wales to help ease the strain on children’s services, councils have said.
Council first to use new legal powers to demand Brexit clarity
The leader of Plymouth City Council is hoping to force the Government to reveal the impact Brexit will have using new legal powers.
Councils overspend £800m on children's services
Councils in England overspent £816m on children’s services in 2017/18, according to official figures.
Equal pay claims will put 'unprecedented' pressure on council
The cost of resolving equal pay claims could put ‘unprecedented financial pressure’ on council services in Glasgow, a spending watchdog has warned.
Councils begin judicial review against Heathrow expansion
Five London councils, Greenpeace and the mayor of London have started judicial review proceedings against the expansion of Heathrow Airport.
Nottinghamshire leader steps up unitary push
Nottinghamshire CC’s leader has stepped up her push for a unitary council to cover the county.
Sunak unveils digital declaration
The Government has announced a new digital declaration, backed up by £7.5m funding, to help councils transform their online services.