Local government workers feel "locked out" of the economic recovery having borne the brunt of the Government's austerity measures, Unison has claimed.

Six out of 10 of local authorities in England do not have data collection systems in place to monitor the early warning signs of child neglect in their area, despite it being the most common form of child abuse and a factor in 60 per cent of serio

Salford City Council has launched an investigation after an internal audit found mayor Ian Stewart's decision to approve subsidies of up to £164,000 for a struggling rugby league club was not properly recorded or scrutinised.  

Unison is calling the Government to publicly name and shame councils if their care providers pay staff below minimum wage.  

Local government's efforts to implement Bring Your Own Device policies have been "pitiful" and the sector needs to rethink its approach to the schemes, according to think tank Parliament Street.

Local authorities should reward "green guardians" who volunteer to clean up and maintain local parks, allotments and cemeteries with full or partial council tax rebates worth up to £1,500, a think tank has argued.

Harrow Council staff have backed restoring the post of chief executive in a consultation.

The number of London boroughs should be slashed from 32 to just five in line with New York City to aggregate skills, improve efficiency and reduce costs in planning functions, a new report has argued.

Female managers in the public sector face a pay gap of £6,490 compared with their male colleagues, according to new research.

Councils could be facing a multi-million pound care bill after the proportion of people prepared to reduce their wealth below the £23,250 threshold for paying for long-term support almost doubled in a year, specialist insurer Partnership has warne

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