Review launched into handling of alleged misconduct of senior council officers
A review into the way alleged misconduct by senior council officers is investigated has been launched.
Local Housing Allowance 'inadequate' for family homes, research warns
More than nine out of ten family homes for private rent are too expensive for people on housing benefit, new analysis has revealed.
Labour pledges to scrap Universal Credit
Labour has promised to replace ‘inhumane’ Universal Credit with a new social security system.
Older people face ‘significant barriers’ in applying for EU Settlement Scheme
The Government has been warned older EU nationals living in the UK could be shut out of public services or be put at risk of deportation.
Millions of people incorrectly registered to vote, study finds
A new study has revealed that up to 9.4 million people are not registered properly to vote, leading to calls to reform the system.
Housing need is double official stats, warns Nat Fed
The number of people in England who need social housing is nearly double the number of people on the government’s official waiting list, a new report has warned today.
Johnson in devolution pledge
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to give more power to people and businesses in the North.
Town deals cash not guaranteed
Some 100 places across England have been invited to develop plans for new multi-million pound town deals - but the cash is not guaranteed.
WLGA leader makes May’s outgoing honours list
The leader of the Welsh Local Government Association and Newport City Council, Debbie Wilcox, is to become a peer under Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List.
Review for SEND support
The Government has announced a major review into the support offered to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Derbyshire considers new joint ventures with Suffolk
Derbyshire CC is considering plans to launch two joint ventures with Suffolk CC.
County announces two major property investments
Cambridgeshire CC has announced the details of two major property investments in deals worth more than £60m.
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Crest Nicholson has withdrawn from plans to deliver a £50m leisure centre and new housing in Hove.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.