A Nottingham food bank is closing in protest claiming that the city council is using it to replace statutory services and save money by refusing hardship payments.

Council tax and business rates worth £4.55bn remained unpaid at the end of March as council tax collection rates fell for the only the second time since its introduction in 1993-94.

Local authorities have made no progress on improving care placements in the past four years and in some cases are having to ring around England and Scotland to find secure places for children at risk of sexual exploitation, according to a new repo

Brighton & Hove City Council has dismissed its head of housing for gross misconduct.

In a statement, the council said that the decision to terminate the employment of Jugal Sharma was made unanimously by a panel of elected members.

Proposals to reform local government in Wales by cutting the number of councils through mergers will cost between £160m and £268m, according to new analysis.

Newcastle is facing impossible cuts that could make key services untenable and stirrings of social unrest are already apparent, the city's leader has warned.

An independent review of the administrative costs for all local authorities in Wales has been commissioned by public services minister Leighton Andrews.

There is room for at least one million new homes on brownfield sites, according to new research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

A new funding competition is set to offer up to £7.5m to help councils and communities harness data to improve services in towns and cities.

The Government needs to simplify the way it distributes emergency funding to areas hit by floods, with a single cash pot administered through an online application process, council leaders have said.