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From council pay rises to troubled outsourcing firms, here is our countdown of the 100 most popular stories on LocalGov during 2018.
More than 28,000 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales as a result of Whitehall spending cuts, a union has revealed.
Somerset County Council has backed down over a plan force staff to take two days unpaid leave over Christmas.
Staff at Shropshire Council have been told they must work from home one day a month as the authority struggles to get a grip on its finances.
Mark Whitehead explores what led thousands of council staff to strike in Glasgow this week.
Thousands of women at one of the UK's biggest councils are set to walk out on strike for two days this week over equal pay.
With some councils forcing staff to take unpaid holiday leave in an effort to save money, Mark Whitehead explores what impact this will have on the workforce.
The number of staff in council social services departments in Wales has fallen by almost a quarter in the last 11 years, according to the latest figures.
With councils being urged to provide payday loans to their staff through payroll systems, Mark Whitehead considers if this is a better option than using existing schemes like credit unions.
Support staff in the public sector are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year, according to local government union Unison.