Social care is facing a potential funding gap of at least £2.6bn, with £1.3bn needed to address "immediate pressures" threatening the stability of the market, councils have warned.

LONDON'S boroughs are set to face a £2bn funding gap by 2020 as a result on ongoing cuts to local government funding, it has been claimed.

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE councils are delivering more planning decisions per head than their counterparts in Greater London, according to the British Property Federation (BPF).

"We are not screwing around, Philly," huffed Department of Licences & Inspections spokeswoman Karen Guess. What has got officials so worked up in the City of Brotherly Love? 

TROUBLED FAMILIES, the Government's flagship £1.3bn social policy, had little effect in tackling social problems such as unemployment, anti-social behaviour and truancy, an official review has concluded.

MINIMUM bedroom sizes could be introduced for shared houses as part of a package of measures to help councils crack down on rogue landlords who put tenants in overcrowded properties.

The London Borough of Bromley has signed a two-year contract extension with Liberata to drive forward digital transformation of its services.

CUTS will continue across Wales despite local government receiving the best settlement for five years in the Welsh Government's draft budget, the head of the WLGA has said.

PEOPLE in an east London borough face a 50-year wait for a council home, a councillor has said.

Cross-sector conversation is needed to build innovative public sector leaders of the future, says Sanjay Mackintosh, head of strategic commissioning at Haringey Council.

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE council has defended its decision to introduce an anti-social behaviour order that could potentially see people fined £100 for sleeping rough.

Flintshire County Council has agreed a seven-year partnership for the supply and maintenance of its 300-plus vehicle fleet.