SPARSE, the coalition of over 85 of England's rural local authorities, has called for the Government to end the unfairness of high rural council taxes.

Londoners will not have to pay any more for the hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, despite the costs rising to more than £9 billion.

Post offices in danger of closure could be taken over and run by local councils to save the ‘vital’ role they fulfil in many peoples’ lives, according to the Local Government Association.


Amid the growing public opposition to the government’s road pricing tax proposals and as the number of signatories to the online petition against road pricing passed the 1 million mark, local authorities are starting to feel government pressure to introduce road charging.

Aberdeenshire Council has announced that the trade unions representing its employees have agreed to support the authority's far-reaching proposals for the implementation of Single Status.


London Councils has welcomed Professor John Hills' report on social housing as a timely and relevant review that will help shape the debate on the future of social housing in the capital.

The virtual computing solution that's realising tangible service improvements and major savings for the London Borough of Hillingdon.


Glasgow City Council is to crack down on the ‘explosion’ of illegal outdoor seating which has appeared on the city’s streets since the introduction of Scotland’s smoking ban.


Local authorities are taking risks with public health as they seek to curb the regularity of household rubbish collections to meet recycling targets set by Government.