BIRMINGHAM City Council's refuse collection workers have started voting in a strike ballot, with unions accusing the authority of financial mismanagement amid proposed job losses.

BASILDON Council has been fined £150,000 after it published sensitive personal information about a Traveller family online.

A SPECIAL joint cabinet meeting of two West Suffolk councils has unanimously backed proposals to create a single authority for the area.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT accounts for more than one in 10 data breaches, leaving it second only to healthcare, according to new research.

CUTS to school support staff could put pupils’ health and wellbeing at risk as already overstretched teachers would be forced to take on tasks such as handing out medicine and conducting criminal records checks, a union has warned.

SEVEN OUT OF 10 adults receiving care have no idea how much it costs - and less than half are confident about navigating the system, according to a new survey.

Service transformation is vital to local government faced with ever-decreasing budgets. But, argues Gary Bell of Civica, too much time has been focused on simply moving services online at the expense of enabling services across all channels. 

STRIKE action among Scotland's local government workers has been called off after a ballot on industrial action fell foul of new turnout laws.

A BAN on unauthorised Traveller sites across an entire Essex district could be extended until 2021 after two local authorities made an application to the High Court.

LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan has handed over the first "living rent" homes designed to help middle-income earners to save for a deposit by offering below-market rents along with a major investment to roll out more.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT leaders have united in condemnation of Saturday's terrorist attack in London.

TEES VALLEY metro mayor Ben Houchen has made a number of cabinet appointments after chairing the first meeting of the combined authority.