The Government's devolution agenda is not doing enough to protect taxpayers' interests as its objectives are not clear, the full financial implications are not known and there are no plans in place for proper accountability to the public at centra

Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight are pushing ahead with plans to create a combined authority to secure a £900m devolution deal for the region despite Hampshire County Council refusing to take part.

Bolton Council paid a £90,000 severance package to former chief executive Paul Najsarek after he quit just five months in the job.

Local government must play a leading role in negotiating the UK's exit from the European Union to ensure powers and funding that affect services are not simply "swallowed up" by Whitehall, council chiefs have said.

The Care Act has failed to make a difference to the lives of millions of unpaid carers and in many cases, the rules regarding assessments of their needs are misunderstood or ignored by local authorities, a charity has warned.

Wandsworth has been named the borough with the most effective business rates collection in England and Wales on the back of a contract with Liberata.

London is facing an air pollution crisis, mayor Sadiq Khan has warned after new figures showed 443 schools across the capital have breached legal limits on harmful emissions.

A public safety announcement: If you're planning a trip to Hull this summer, perhaps to take in the world-class aquarium The Deep, wander the historic Old Town or be inspired by the natural majesty of the Yorkshire Wolds, then stay on the road, ke

Local authorities are being urged to sign up to a new Government scheme designed to more evenly distribute responsibility for looking after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children around the country.

The use of arm's length bodies to deliver Government objectives is "confused and incoherent" with no proper understanding of what kind of oversight is appropriate and cost-effective, despite them handling billions in public money, the National Aud

Local government will have a seat at the negotiating table for the UK's exit from the EU and Whitehall will not be the "default destination" of powers returning from Brussels, Greg Clark has said.

Councils have been urged to take an "historic opportunity" to help shape radical reforms of how they are financed, including full retention of business rates, as local government secretary Greg Clark launched the Government's Fair Funding Review.