Phillip Hammond has announced an overhaul of the speed at which benefits are withdrawn under Universal Credit.
Plans for a Solent Combined Authority have been approved by Isle of Wight Council, following a U-turn on local support.
North Lincolnshire Council is set to accept a metro mayor by signing up to a Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority (GLCA).
There were ‘major corporate governance failures’ in the way South Ribble Borough Council handled a safeguarding review.
Councils have called for an overhaul of Right to Buy rules, after figures showed they are struggling to build new homes to replace those sold off.
Councils have called for greater powers over tax to fund infrastructure, despite a pressure group calling for the ‘abolition’ of stamp duty.
Councils and public health leaders have hit back at claims they are paying 'enormous' remuneration packages.
Devolution deals with councils are being squeezed by ‘narrow negotiations’ with Whitehall that were ‘stacked in favour of the status quo’, a new report has claimed.
Communities secretary Greg Clark has hinted he could back devolution in Leicestershire without enforcing a mayor.
Brexit has left a ‘policy vacuum’ on health and social care that councils are looking to exploit, a senior NHS chair has said.