An increase in the number of heavier lorries on the local roads network could see the number of potholes 'spike', council chiefs are warning.
Council tax rises designed to tackle the social care funding crisis will not prevent deep cuts to other local public services, town halls have warned.
The lack of sex education in academies and free schools is fuelling sexually transmitted infections, council chiefs warn.
Councils have warned their advice on where to place excluded pupils is being ignored so they should have the power to force academies to accept ‘hard to place’ children.
Councils have welcomed recommendations that the maximum stakes of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are dramatically reduced and powers granted to councils to regulate the gambling machines.
Councils may be unable to fulfil their legal obligations under the Care Act due to a chronic underfunding of social care, town hall chiefs have warned.
All lorry drivers who use sat navs should be ‘compelled’ to purchase specialist, commercial models, say council chiefs.
The financial settlement will leave two-thirds of councils millions of pounds worse off in 2017/18 - with 201 districts pushed towards ‘financial tipping point’ - council leaders have warned today.
Motorists should not ‘dice with death’ by buying illegally sold second-hand tyres, council chiefs warn.
Jobcentres are failing to identify and support half of all unemployed people proving funding should be devolved to local councils, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said today.