County councils have welcomed the Government’s renewed commitment to the needs-based fair funding review.
A number of the lowest funded education authorities in England have criticised the Government’s new funding formula for schools.
Councils in the south of London are pushing for a change in legislation which forces them to contribute ‘significant’ sums to the upkeep of Lea Valley Park.
Scottish councils have criticised new Budget as ‘simply a reduction’ in the local government cuts that were already planned.
Councils are ‘vital’ for tackling air pollution in their local areas, and can use the planning system and business rate exemptions to do so, report argues.
More than 200 local authorities across the UK have housed Syrian refugees in the last one and a half years, new figures reveal.
The new housing statistics ‘clearly show’ the private sector cannot build the number of homes necessary to tackle the housing crisis, councillors argue.
The UK’s data watchdog has accused the Government of using ‘misleading’ homelessness figures.
Sajid Javid has promised to work ‘closely’ with the chancellor in order to support the small businesses who will be hit the hardest by a rates increase.
HS2 is to be given the go-ahead today in a move supporters hope will deliver an additional £14bn to the UK economy.