Greater Manchester has become the first area to take control of its healthcare and social care budget as part of its

The Government must act to tackle "dawdling" by local authorities over adopting Local Plans for future development in their area, as more than a third have still not adopted one four years after the introduction of the National Planning Policy Fra

Councils have issued thousands of "gagging orders" to former staff as part of their payoffs, according to reports.

Councils are still commissioning 15-minute care visits for essential tasks such as eating and getting dressed, despite official guidance advising against them, according to new research.

More local authorities are asking the poorest households to pay some council tax - and both minimum payments and arrears are on the rise, according to new research.

Former health secretary Stephen Dorrell has been appointed to lead the delivery of a five-year blueprint for transforming health and social care in Birmingham and Solihull.

Councils will share £560,000 to fund digital projects to transform local services and develop new solutions to support troubled families, health and social care integration and welfare reform.

A British exit from the European Union would create a further funding black hole that could prove "catastrophic" for local government's ability to deliver local services, a group of council leaders have argued.

The Government's investment of £50m in a Pothole Action Fund for 2016-17 has been criticised as "complete madness", while council chiefs have claimed it falls 230 times short of what they need to bring roads up to scratch.

A new housing company is being set up by Camden Council to target a "growing gap" in the supply of affordable homes for rent.

Drinking tap water instead of sugar drinks need to be the “default option” for children and young people in order to tackle the alarming rise in child obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes, council leaders have said.

Pedicab operators who play loud music, make too much noise when touting for business or ride dangerously could face fines of up to £1,000 under measures approved by one London borough.