Kent County Council's social services are under "enormous strain" from the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children entering the Port of Dover, with the authority facing a £5.5m shortfall in the cost of providing care, the Home Office has b

Two councils have won a "comprehensive" legal victory against the Government over its plans to exempt small developments from Section 106 agreements that oblige builders to provide affordable housing and contribute to infrastructure.

Councils are making "encouraging" improvements to care assessments for vulnerable children and young people, Ofsted has found.

With organisations placing increasing importance on equal treatment and diversity, why do we need Positive Action? Professional development consultant Snéha Khilay takes a look.

Swansea Council chief executive Jack Straw is to step down from the authority next year.

Straw, who has been at the helm since 2011, said he had always intended to step down by the time he turned 60.

By Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill, Denbighshire's cabinet lead member for finance

Tower Hamlets Council has launched an Overview & Scrutiny Transparency Committee (OSTC) to identify the actions it should take to improve openness and accountability.

The Government has launched a consultation on devolving powers to set Sunday trading laws.

Council tax arrears is now the biggest area of debt problems across Wales, a charity has said.

Lancashire County Council is set to cut 2,500 jobs by April 2018 after the authority said it will have to save an extra £223m by the end of the decade because of reduced Government funding and rising demand.

A High Court ruling overturning the Government's plan to exempt small sites from Section 106 (S106) affordable housing rules has come under fire from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) amid concerns that it will heighten the housing crisis.

Outsourcing of shared services has almost doubled across local government since the 2010 Spending Review, according to new research.