Public land with planning permission already in place will be released to developers to fast-track the construction of 13,000 new homes under a "groundbreaking" new policy announced by David Cameron. 

Scotland's current council tax system must be scrapped and replaced with a charge that is fairer, more progressive and locally empowering, a report has argued.

Eighteen councils have secured almost in Government grants to retrofit buses with green technology capable of cutting harmful emissions by up to 90 per cent.

More than £6.8m from the Clean Bus Technology Fund will be used to upgrade 439 buses operating in pollution hotpots.

To secure funding, local authorities had to show evidence that retrofit technology would reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by at least 50 per cent. Councils will also have to monitor the schemes and provide evidence of their effectiveness.

Many older people are afraid to raise the alarm about poor care and worry what will happen to them if they do, according to a new report.

Worcestershire County Council has signed a seven-year contract with Liberata to deliver a range of HR and finance services to the authority and local schools.

The first 19 Housing Zones have secured more than £6m to kick-start the delivery of up to 34,000 homes.

Responsibility for fire and rescue policy has moved from DCLG to the Home Office as part of a "radical transformation" of how the service works with the police, the Government has announced.  

Housing services staff at Sheffield City Council will stage a strike today in a dispute over changes that unions say have "annihilated" their terms and conditions, and imposed a new management scheme on employees.

A devolution deal for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire would deliver 55,000 new private sector jobs by 2023, 77,000 affordable homes and millions in investment over the next 30 years, according to draft document published by councils and business le

Eastborune Borough Council and Lewes District Council have named a new shared chief executive.

A former minister has called for a cross-party commission to review the future funding and structure of health and social care services in England.

Town halls should have the power to penalise developers who take too long to build new homes after new research showed there are a record 475,647 properties in England that have been granted planning permission but have yet to be built.