WOMEN are still significantly underrepresented in leadership roles across Wales, according to new report.

SURREY County Council's leader reached a "gentlemen's agreement" with the Chancellor and local government secretary Sajid Javid to call off a planned 15 per cent rise in council tax rise.

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond should use the Budget bring forward £1.5bn from the Better Care Fund to plug holes in social care funding during 2017-18 and commit to closing the gap for the rest of the decade, MPs have said.

Councils are forking out £2 million a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families because of a “chronic” lack of affordable housing, new research by the Local Government Association (LGA) claims.

A "FIRE SALE" of public land for housebuilding is worsening the housing crisis because developers make the most of the windfall to build for the market rather than deliver affordable homes, a think tank has claimed.

BRIGHTON & Hove City Council must pay back wages to 12 staff after it unlawfully ended a protected pay period early.

DEVOLUTION deals should not go ahead unless councils can demonstrate that local charities have been involved in their development and will have a role in implementation, a body representing the sector has argued.

SOCIAL CARE cutbacks mean services are failing patients and piling pressure on doctors' surgeries and A&Es, according to a new survey of GPs.

FLY-TIPPING costs local authorities £50m a year to clear up, according to new figures.

NEARLY 150,000 health and adult social care workers in England could lose their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit, the TUC has claimed.

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