ROTHERHAM Council is set to regain its licensing powers under proposals being considered by local government secretary Sajid Javid.

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE council has defended its decision to introduce an anti-social behaviour order that could potentially see people fined £100 for sleeping rough.

PEOPLE in an east London borough face a 50-year wait for a council home, a councillor has said.

CUTS will continue across Wales despite local government receiving the best settlement for five years in the Welsh Government's draft budget, the head of the WLGA has said.

MINIMUM bedroom sizes could be introduced for shared houses as part of a package of measures to help councils crack down on rogue landlords who put tenants in overcrowded properties.

TROUBLED FAMILIES, the Government's flagship £1.3bn social policy, had little effect in tackling social problems such as unemployment, anti-social behaviour and truancy, an official review has concluded.

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE councils are delivering more planning decisions per head than their counterparts in Greater London, according to the British Property Federation (BPF).

LONDON'S boroughs are set to face a £2bn funding gap by 2020 as a result on ongoing cuts to local government funding, it has been claimed.

Social care is facing a potential funding gap of at least £2.6bn, with £1.3bn needed to address "immediate pressures" threatening the stability of the market, councils have warned.

The sustainability of adult social care is approaching a "tipping point" as growing pressure caused by rising demand and limited resources mean more people are not getting the help they need, putting pressure on other parts of the health and care system, the Care Quality Commission has warned.