A council's policy of taking disability benefits into account when assessing support for people affected by the so-called Bedroom Tax has been ruled unlawful by the High Court in a decision that could "far-reaching consequences" for local authorit

Bold reforms of adult social care that come into force today under the Care Act are "built on sand" if there is not proper funding to ensure older and disabled people are no longer cut out of the system, charities have warned.

The National Association of Local Councils has secured £4.7m in Government funding to help smaller parish councils and other small authorities comply with new audit and transparency rules.

Millions of pounds in public money for house building programmes is "sitting idle" in DCLG's coffers, the chair of the Communities & Local Government Select Committee has said.

Many of the 89 funds that make up the Local Government Pension Scheme could be wasting millions in taxpayers' money by paying excessive fees to fund managers, according to reports.

Three-quarters of MPs agree that central government funding for adult social care should be protected in the same way as money for the NHS, according to a new poll.

Councils reported a six per cent rise in homelessness acceptances in the last quarter of 2014 compared with a year earlier, according to the latest figures.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has accused members of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority of being "sour and churlish" after a less than enthusiastic response to their Budget Day devolution deal.

Council chiefs have called for new banning orders to stop predatory men suspected of grooming children for sex.

The one-off cost of fixing all the potholes in England and Wales has stayed at just over £12bn, despite councils carrying out a record 2.7m repairs in the past year, according to a new survey. 

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