Jessica Hill is senior reporter on LGC.
Birmingham considers PSPO to break up school demo Subscription
Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward has proposed using a Public Spaces Protection Order to counter a long running demonstration by Muslim groups outside a primary school.
Three more councils are considering drawing up plans for a tourist tax to help them fill the vacuum left by cuts in government grant funding
Why gender pay gap data doesn't tell the full story Subscription
Despite favouable comparisons with other sectors outsourcing decisions skew council figures
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Mayor accused of 'unprecedented cronyism' Subscription
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CA mayor James Palmer has appointed four former colleagues to senior roles
More than half of councils (52%) are experiencing issues with plastic markets as a result of restrictions on plastic imports imposed by China and some neighbouring countries, a new survey has found.
Development of batteries for elecric vehicles will be central to the strategy
UPDATED: Whiteman calls for fair funding delaySubscription
The chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy Rob Whiteman says the fair funding review should be delayed until after the Spending Review.
City ordered to start charging vehicles, including private cars
The offence will cover candidates and campaigners but not returning officers and their staff