Cuts to local authorities' public health funding are a false economy that will only add future costs to health and social care, and risk widening health inequalities, MPs have said.

District nursing is being pushed to the brink of crisis by a "profound and growing gap" between capacity and demand at a time when the Government expects the service to take on more care, according to a new report.

Leicester City Council has appointed Safe Computing to provide its HR and payroll system.

Data breaches reported by local government rose by 14% in the year to March, according to new research.

Barclays has become the first bank to formally drop controversial Lobo loans that were sold to councils in the wake of the financial crisis.

HMRC should handle the extra bureaucracy that the Government's Pay to Stay policy will generate, a London council has argued.

Enfield Council has selected Civica to extend its online housing services for tenants and enable mobile working for officers.

The Government should build 75,000 homes a year aimed at low paid workers, a think tank has argued.

Councils are "confident" they can resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020 after the Home Office announced that enough places have been secured across the UK.

The law on misconduct in public office is unclear, ambiguous and is in need of reform, the Law Commission has argued.

More than two-thirds of domestic abuse refuges in England and Wales will be "decimated" if they are not exempt from the Government's plans to cap housing benefit, a charity has warned.

A "small but significant" number of local authorities are struggling to prevent the loss of data and security breaches, according to new research.