Lowering the benefit cap to £20,000 is a false economy that will have "devastating" social consequences and merely shift costs from the Government to councils, housing associations and other bodies already facing budget cuts, Liverpool City Council has warned.

CARERS are being forced to take their loved ones to A&E, adding to the strain on the NHS, because of serious difficulties in accessing care support in the community, according to new research.

DANGEROUS lorries are to be removed from London's roads by 2020 to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists under proposals unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan.

SOCIAL CARE bodies and experts have joined forced to oppose "dangerous" Government plans that would allow councils to exempt themselves from legal duties towards vulnerable children, young people and families.

THE NUMBER of households being accepted as homeless rose to 15,170 between April and June, with almost a third of cases down to eviction by a private landlord, according to official figures.

THOUSANDS of stray dogs in local authority kennels face being put to sleep because their microchip details have not been updated by their owners, a charity has warned.

REGIONS need to "take back control" to reverse years of underinvestment and decline across the country, John McDonnell has said.

A Labour government would suspend the Right to Buy, reverse the Government's Pay to Stay policy and "remove the shackles" from local government to allow councils to build more homes, shadow housing minister Teresa Pearce has said.

Buckinghamshire Council Council's cabinet and members have backed plans to replace the area's five county and district authorities with a single, county-wide authority.

Council taxpayers could face a £320m bill from converting all schools to academies, the LGA has warned.