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More of England's teenagers are leaving education without a job, government statistics show.

Local taxpayers are having to pick up the tab for rogue fixed caravan site owners who overcrowd areas, ignore licensing rules and dump rubbish illegally, leaving vulnerable residents at risk.

The National Audit Office has today published a report on the effectiveness of central government’s communication with local government


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Government plans to localise the help that low-income families receive with their council tax while cutting funding for it by 10% leave local councils with a tough challenge to design replacement schemes, according to a new report by IFS researchers


New common sense measures will save ordinary families up to £20 a year in council tax, and make bills easier to pay, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced today. This comes on top of the council tax freeze over the last two years which has cut council tax in real terms


In a letter to ministers, council leaders have made renewed calls for 'City deals' to be rolled out nationally as ‘Local growth deals', to boost flagging economies.


Volunteers all over the country are being urged to speak out against uncaring officialdom – but also to give credit where credit is due if someone has been really helpful


Minister of State Greg Barker was in Norwich on Friday to open Broadland District Council’s 500,000 Eco Community Education Centre


As the Olympic torch lands on our shores, councils are laying on a whole range of events to make sure it shines a light on local talent


The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will head to Greece today along with a top flight UK delegation for the official handover of the Olympic flame at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens


Town halls are being urged to apply for grants of up to £25,000 from an LGA programme intended to help put councils at the heart of boosting local economies


The Local Government Association, Association of Directors of Children's Services and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives have today jointly condemned adoption scorecards issued by the Department for Education


Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Andy Sawford, chief executive of the LGiU, commented..


Creating jobs and growth will be at the heart of Boris Johnson's mayoralty, as he announced key appointments to his top team


David Cameron's plans to replace local council cabinets with directly elected mayors have been rejected by voters in four out of 10 cities holding referendums on the issue


Labour have won a string of victories in English and Welsh local elections - with shadow ministers claiming Ed Miliband is now on course for No 10


Voters are going to the polls for local elections in England, Wales and Scotland - and to elect mayors in London, Liverpool and Salford


Hundreds of towns across the country have applied in their droves to become one of the first Portas Pilots to breathe new life into their high streets, Local Government Minister Grant Shapps said today


Government ministers meet local enterprise partnership (LEP) leaders today to discuss their plans to drive growth across the country


Scope has called on councils to re-think plans to take away textile bank sites, because of the impact it would have on charity shops, the shoppers that visit them and above all the vital work that is funded by donated clothes


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