CARE homes show "stark" variations in quality in different regions, according to a new report.

GMB SCOTLAND members have voted to accept this year's local government pay offer from COSLA.

A HOUSING BENEFIT "scam" that often leaves vulnerable people living in poor and dangerous accommodation must be shut down and more rogue landlords jailed, councils have said.

COMMUNITY-led efforts to give local people greater control over services in their area are to get a £3m boost from the Government.

THE SUPREME COURT has upheld a council's decision to fine a father for taking his daughter on holiday during the school term.

BREXIT will have an immeasurable impact on all aspects of public services and will provide a catalyst for "much-needed" reform, a new CIPFA report has said.

ONE IN 10 councils cut social care spending per adult by more than a quarter between 2009-10 and 2015-16, according to new research.

BROWNFIELD land registers detailing previously used sites suitable for housebuilding will have to be drawn up by all local authorities under new measures announced by the Government.

LICENSING committees should be scrapped as part of a radical overhaul of the system, a House of Lords committee has said.

SUNDERLAND City Council has become the first local authority in the country to voluntarily transfer the running of its children's services to a not-for-profit company.

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