A £300m fund to help firms facing the biggest business rates hikes needs to be distributed "as speedily and fairly as possible", an industry body has said.

FOSTER carers are taking Glasgow City Council to a tribunal in a bid to be classed as council employees.

SOCIAL CARE provision is being stripped back to the bare minimum and councils are commissioning services on a "price first, quality second" basis because of funding pressures, MPs have warned.

City council planners have given the go ahead for Southampton’s largest extra care housing scheme.

STEPHEN Kinsella has been appointed as director of accelerated construction at The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

THE GOVERNMENT has announced over 100 housing estates across the country that have been earmarked a slice of a £32 million fund intended to kickstart their regeneration.

A WAR of words has broken out between the three members of London's tri-borough partnership, with Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea blaming Hammersmith & Fulham for undermining the arrangement by making plans to break away.

LOCAL ROADS would need more than £12bn in investment to bring them up to scratch, according to new research.

PLANS to create a single "super council" for East Kent have been put on hold after Shepway District Council voted to pull out.

BARNET Council's housing service has systematic problems, the Local Government Ombudsman has said after investigating the case of a woman who was turned away five times and left homeless because the authority failed to review her situation properly.