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Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced the opening of two new free schools to help pupils with complex social, emotional and mental health needs.
A Cumbrian council has decided to reduce the size of its recycling boxes in order to protect its staff from damaging their backs.
The number of public bodies in England with weak financial plans is ‘unacceptably high,’ the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.
Ministers have played down the prospect of a widespread crackdown on councils that borrow for commercial reasons.
The Government has announced it is consulting on proposals that would mean members of the Armed Forces and veterans suffering from mental health issues will be prioritised for social housing.
The new financial penalties for fly-tipping, which could see fines of up to £400 being handed to offenders, are now in force.
Corby BC has called for the creation of new unitary authorities to be pushed back, claiming there is not enough time to reorganise Northamptonshire’s public services.
Councils are increasingly forging deals with smaller companies rather than big outsourcing contractors, according to the latest figures.
Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has delayed the next phase of the Universal Credit (UC) rollout amid ongoing concerns over the controversial system.
Local authorities are approving planning applications at their fastest rate in over a decade, a homelessness charity has revealed.