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Whitehall is considering a crackdown on councils that excessively borrow for commercial reasons as it continues to restrict council tax rises.
Today's provisional local government finance settlement has been delayed – just weeks after Whitehall agreed to bring it forward and fix a date.
Local authorities have been given the power to strip unsafe cladding from private residential buildings over 18 metres tall.
Northamptonshire CC will be allowed to use £70m in capital receipts to plug its financial black hole, local government secretary James Brokenshire has ruled.
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has threatened to withhold the shared prosperity fund (SPF) from areas that fail to remove local enterprise partnership (LEP) overlaps.
Buckinghamshire’s five councils are to be scrapped in favour of a single county-wide unitary, communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced.
Councils in Yorkshire have made a show of unity in their pursuit of a devolution deal for the region.
All powers are to be returned to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, three years after government intervention.
The Government has launched a £200m pilot scheme to boost social home ownership.
The Government's social housing green paper has been criticised for failing to provide any new funding for social housing.