Councils are facing a fresh risk of NHS fines for ‘bed-blocking’ as health bodies struggle to hit new Treasury targets to reduce deficits.
Council chiefs are calling on chewing gum manufacturers to contribute to the £60m annual gum removal cost to councils.
Council chiefs are calling on the Government to close a loophole in the law which enables rogue landlords to carry out a dangerous and costly housing benefit scam.
Local government leaders have rejected a call by to scrap licensing committees as 'unnecessary and ill-advised'.
Surrey CC has given notice to quit membership of the Local Government Association and the County Council’s Network (CCN).
David Hodge has quit as the leader of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Conservative group following the political furore over the so-called Nickileaks affair.
Councils should be given the freedom to decide how best to spend the £2bn social care funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said today.
Council chiefs have warned new rules and funding arrangements could lead to local authorities failing to meet their legal duties to protect school children.
Council chiefs have criticised a new amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill which requires local authorities to maintain and report a local safeguarding and welfare capacity register.
Council leaders have warned the number of adults with a learning disability needing social care is set to rise by 3% a year, putting further pressures on local authority finances.