A No vote in tomorrow's Scottish independence referendum, meaning the continuation of the Barnett funding formula, would increase the need for greater devolution to England's cities and counties, the head of the Local Government Association has ar

Birmingham City Council will have to cut another 6,000 jobs by 2018 due to budget cuts, leader Sir Albert Bore has said.

The London Borough of Camden has drawn the ire of the Yes Scotland campaign after elected members cancelled a full council meeting to attend a pro-Union rally in Trafalgar Square.

Shaun Wright has resigned as police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire following Professor Alexis Jay's damning report into child sexual abuse in Rotherham.

Funding pressures have forced nearly 90 per cent of English councils to limit access to social care for people with low or moderate needs, with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) warning the system is becoming "unsustainable

Greater Manchester should become England's first fully devolved city, setting its own income tax within five years before taking full control over public spending, thinktank Respublica has argued.

Councils have called on the Government to completely ban "legal highs" after the number of deaths linked to synthetic psychoactive drugs more than doubled between 2009 and 2013.

DCLG has not assessed whether the local accountability system for council spending works in practice and there is no evidence that so-called "armchair auditors" are being properly empowered to scrutinise value for money, MPs have warned.

Councils must ensure there is no return to inflation-busting pay rises for senior staff and should be forced to publish information about pay-offs to departing chief executives to ensure they are not "rewarded for failure", MPs have said.

The Local Government Association's planned municipal bonds agency has "significantly exceeded" its initial fundraising target after attracting more than £4.5m in funding from 38 councils.

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