Birmingham City Council has entered a formal dispute with construction and engineering giant Amey over a £2.7bn PFI highways deal.

Three London councils would have to sell off thousands of properties under the Government's proposals to expand Right to Buy to housing association tenants, but the funds raised would be unlikely to cover all the costs of the policy and hundreds o

A council has been told to review the way it deals with complaints of staff misconduct after building control officer who "gazumped" a member of the public on a plot of land was cleared of any wrongdoing - despite admitting to a "direct breach" of

The Government's plans to turn "coasting" and failing schools into academies will not deliver the improvements needed, the LGA has argued. 

Plans in the Queen's Speech to restrict housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds could "spell disaster" for thousands of young people who cannot live with their parents, a charity has warned.

The Government should rethink its plans to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants, with critics warning the "unfair" policy could lead to the loss of affordable homes and even increases in homelessness.

The economic and social benefits of devolution must go beyond the big cities to non-metropolitan areas, councils chiefs have said following today's Queen's Speech.

A district council's decision to increase parking charges to help support key services was unlawful, its auditor has concluded.

An outright ban on legal highs should be included in the Queen's Speech to tackle a rising level of harm and even deaths linked to psychoactive substances, council chiefs have said.

Councils are switching off CCTV camera due to Government cuts in a move that will ultimately make it harder for the police to investigate crimes, the surveillance camera commissioner had warned.

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