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English councils are being urged to end the use of imprisonment for the non-payment of council tax.
A former Westminster City Council employee has been convicted for defrauding the council pension fund of nearly £1m.
The Government today announced a series of measures aimed at tackling hate crime, including £1.5m for community groups that challenge prejudice and hatred.
Local authority leaders have called for more powers to crack down on retailers illegally selling knives to children.
Children from poorer families are at ‘significantly greater risk’ of being involved in violent crime and harming themselves later in life, new study shows.
A new website promises to help councils check if any of their suppliers are using modern slaves.
Lambeth, Kingston, and Barking and Dagenham councils were cheated out of £1m by a group of housing benefit assessors who used dummy claimants, court has heard.
Local government leaders have welcomed the announcement of a new fund to tackle violent crime — but renewed calls to reverse cuts in public health budgets.
A councillor has been charged for posting allegedly ‘obscene’ and ‘menacing’ messages on social media.
Offenders with mental health, alcohol and drug abuse problems are increasingly being referred to health services as part of community sentences.