Three councils have been taken to the High Court over their decision to pass motions calling for trade embargoes against Israel or boycotts of some Israeli goods.

The Government must clarify long-term funding arrangements for councils looking after unaccompanied children seeking asylum and ensure a new resettlement scheme for those already in Europe does not divert resources from local services, councils ha

Hundreds of voters have been turned away in Barnet after polling stations were given the wrong electoral registers by the local council.

The sell-offs of council properties needed to fund the Government's plan to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants could hit local authorities with annual  bill of £26m, according to new analysis.

Local authorities have been urged to stop the "counterproductive" practice of using bailiffs to chase council tax arrears as new figures show debt problems related to the charge have hit record levels.

Developers must include extra flood protection measures for new homes and businesses in at-risk areas to potentially save millions of pounds worth of damage in the long term, councils have argued.

A new £1bn public-private partnership aims to help the public sector build 10,000 new homes across the UK.

Businesses should be forced to display "scores on the doors" hygiene ratings to drive up standards and protect the public from rogue operators and unhygienic premises, councils have argued.

The number of empty homes has fallen to its lowest level on record after dropping by more than a third between 2004 and 2015.

Official figures show there were 203,596 vacant properties last year, down from 318,642 in 2004.

The Government has not made a "diligent and credible case" for its plan to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations, with ministers failing to provide even basic information on how it will be paid for in practice and paying little attention

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