ROBOTS and automation could replace nearly a quarter of a million public sector workers over the next 10 to 15 years, according to new report.

AN OFFICIAL complaint has been made to the UK Statistics Authority after a DCLG report on rough sleepers only included gender statistics on females.

PLANS to fix Britain's "broken" housing market and boost the delivery of new homes have been unveiled by the Government.

THE GOVERNMENT has published its Housing White Paper, which aims to fix Britain's "broken" housing market and boost the delivery of new homes.

THE £5.3bn Better Care Fund has had no impact on reducing emergency admissions to hospital and failed to deliver planned savings, a spending watchdog has said.

SURREY County Council has dropped plans for a 15 per cent council tax rise.

CUTS to public services are set to accelerate and austerity is likely to continue well into the 2020s as the Government wrestles with its target of eliminating the deficit by the end of the next parliament, according to a new study.

COUNCILS have "significant concerns" about the Government's plan to double free childcare for three- and four-year-olds to 30 hours a week, with new research showing only one in three expect to have enough provision to meet demand

OPPOSITION parties are demanding the Government publish a "memorandum of understanding" apparently drafted with Surrey County Council in a bid to avoid its proposed 15 per cent council tax rise.

OUTSOURCING of IT and technology by local authorities jumped by 75 per cent in 2016 to top £463m, according to new research.

SOCIAL care costs cannot be met by council tax increases and they will not go ahead in Wales, social services minister Rebecca Evans has said.

MINISTERS must urgently provide new money for social care or be "honest and upfront" with the public about the limitations of services and support councils can provide, the Local Government Association has said.