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The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) today reveals that councils across the UK had a combined pension deficit of £54 billion in 2010-11. The assets of all 101 local authority pension funds in the UK are dwarfed by their liabilities, creating a deficit which taxpayers are ultimately liable for

The CBI commented on talks among London’s 34 councils to pool their pension funds to reduce costs and invest over £2bn in local infrastructure projects.

Late night pubs and nightclubs should be made to contribute towards the cost of cleaning up the mess caused by rowdy alcohol fuelled nights out, council leaders have said.


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Representatives at the NASUWT Annual Conference in Birmingham have condemned the war being waged by the Coalition Government against local authorities


Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded a national quality mark commending its services for young people in the borough


Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking after the Bradford West result said he would return to the constituency in the next few weeks to learn the lessons of the by-election defeat


A new poll published today (Friday) by Survation into public attitudes on government proposals to introduce local pay for public sector workers shows that twice as many people say the proposals are unfair (56 per cent) as fair (28 per cent)


The debate about the future of local high streets across the UK has moved beyond the Mary Portas proposals, after the Government today accepted many of the views put forward by local councils


The debate about the future of local high streets across the UK has moved beyond the Mary Portas proposals, after the Government today accepted many of the views put forward by local councils


Respect Party candidate George Galloway has taken the Bradford West parliamentary seat from Labour, winning the by-election by 10,100 votes


Plans to bring thousands of new jobs, investment and major transport improvements to Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone have been backed by £5m investment from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)


In response to the publication today of the Government's plans to turn around the lives of 120,000 troubled families, Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said..


After a five year journey through the higher courts, the EL Trigger Litigation concluded today with the Supreme Court’s judgment. Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP partners Henry Bermingham and Brian Goodwin acted for policyholders Derby City Council, Middlesbrough Council and AMEC plc respectively


Residents and hard pressed families will get more help with their cost of living from the real terms council tax cut delivered by our freeze grant deal, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced today


Councils must 'invest to save' and protect their most disadvantaged residents, Housing Minister Grant Shapps said today


The Audit Commission announces cuts in audit fees for the country's 9,800 smaller local public bodies - mostly parish and town councils and internal drainage boards


Councils are being consulted on what questions they would want to include in surveys of local people


Cities and towns across the UK are being urged by leading councillors to go to the Government with a list of powers being sought in order to boost local growth and jobs.


The annual Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) council tax survey shows that while 85% of councils in England are freezing council tax, at least 43% of households will still see some increase in their council tax bills


An extra £5.9m of Government funding has been allocated to councils across London to help benefit claimants renting in the private sector


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