The Metropolitan Police will not be launching an investigation into alleged fraud at Tower Hamlets Council after a review of files passed to the force by DCLG found "no credible evidence" of criminality.

Eric Pickles has moved to scrap a Whitehall ban on councils displaying traditional English county names on street and road signs.

A £50m fund for investing in infrastructure to support the development of new homes has opened for bids.

The announcement came as ministers set out plans for spending a further £150m on regenerating rundown housing estates in London.

Local authorities, schools, community clubs and charitable trusts are to share £17m to boost grassroots sport.  

Councils could be allowed to outsource a wider range of children's social care services under new Government proposals.

The Government will invest £25m in the Sheffield Region Enterprise Zone as part of a £120m package to develop key infrastructure for supporting jobs and growth, communities secretary Eric Pickles has announced.

Welfare reforms including the localisation of council tax support and the so-called bedroom tax have created a "perfect storm" for poorest families, with 1.75m households pushed further into poverty over the last three years, a new report has clai

Residents should decide how often and in which ways their councils communicate with them, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said in response to Eric Pickles’s decision to take action against councils over their municipal newspapers.

Five councils have been given a fortnight to explain why steps should not be taken to stop their “propaganda on the rates”, local government secretary Eric Pickles has said.

English Cities Fund (ECF) has submitted the planning approval the final phase of a regeneration scheme it is developing in Canning Town in east London in partnership with Newham Council.

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