Council chiefs are exploring options to set up a local government mutual to reduce the amount councils spend on insurance every year.
Council leaders have welcome the announcement of £1.3bn new funding for schools, but have called for ‘urgent assurance’ of where the money is coming from.
Over a dozen local authorities have been selected to receive tens of thousands of pounds worth of funding for projects which use digital technology to transform social care.
Swimming and classroom lessons should teach children about the dangers of cold water shock, council chiefs say.
Councils have called for control over fines given to mobile operators for poor coverage and customer service to boost connectivity.
Councils have called for new powers to deliver skills and employment services, after new research shows twelve million people will be without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2024.
Council leaders have hit out at ‘last minute’ plans to penalise authorities that fail to reduce bed blocking in their area.
Referendums on council tax limits should be abolished in order to secure the financial sustainability of councils, Lord Porter will argue later today.
Almost one in seven private renters are spending more than half of their total income on rent, new analysis reveals.
Councils are spending £200m a year subsidising the concessionary bus fares scheme, new analysis has revealed.