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The Government’s guidance on fire safety after the Grenfell Tower fire has been ‘mediocre,’ ‘contradictory,’ ‘disjointed’ or non-existent, councils have said in response to a Labour survey.
Trade union Unison has backed a Labour MP’s call for a windfall tax on private companies delivering public services.
Councils in Wales will be given £10m to manage social care winter pressures, the Welsh Government has confirmed.
The Welsh Government has decided to move forward with proposals for a vacant land tax to encourage regeneration and tackle the housing crisis.
Collaboration between local authorities and the private sector would improve foster care for children, a new Government report has suggested.
Seven councils in south Essex have taken the ‘momentous’ decision to form an association to give the region a national voice.
Local authorities should ‘seriously consider’ entering into joint venture partnerships with housing associations, a think-tank has urged.
Local government outsourcer Capita has launched a major transformation programme as it grapples with a predicted £1bn debt and attempts to generate more cash.
Cheshire East Council has a bullying and harassment problem, the Local Government Association (LGA) has concluded.
Rough sleeping has increased by 14% over the last year, according to new figures published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).