ALMOST 9 out of 10 councils fear the rollout of Universal Credit will exacerbate homelessness at a time when many are already struggling to accommodate those in need, according to a new report.

ROTHERHAM MBC is to regain control over more powers, including adult social care, economic growth and partnership work with the NHS, DCLGhas announced.

FUNDING cuts are forcing councils to shift the focus of children's social care away from prevention and early intervention to dealing with those already at crisis point, leading to more children being taken into care, according to a new report.

BIRMINGHAM City Council is set to appoint Stella Manzie as its interim chief executive following the departure of Mark Rogers.

A £1.3bn City Deal for the Swansea Bay area has been formally signed, signalling the biggest-ever in south-west Wales.

CARE providers have cancelled contracts with 95 councils because the funding they receive is simply not adequate to deliver services, a BBC investigation has found.

WIRRAL Council has unveiled plans for a £1bn redevelopment of Birkenhead to be delivered through a new growth company.

TOWER HAMLETS Council is set to have full powers returned to it following a two-year intervention by the Government, Sajid Javid has announced.

A DEVOLUTION deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that will see the area elect a metro mayor has been formally signed by local government secretary Sajid Javid.

SCHOOL funding changes could leave councils unable to meet legal duties to protect children, the LGA has warned.

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