Minsters have persuaded a council branded unviable not to pursue a merger with neighbours and instead becoming a virtual authority commissioning services from other providers.
George Osborne is set to announce this week that he is cutting the bureaucracy surrounding a £1bn green tax but has ruled out scrapping the levy, known as the carbon reduction commitment.
Households could be given cash back through their electricity bills if they reduce their consumption by installing green light bulbs and appliances, the Government said last night.
Delayed plans to roll out high-speed broadband to more remote parts of the UK can finally begin after the EU gave approval for state aid for the project.
Millions of people will be able to extend their garages, offices and industrial buildings without asking for council permission, under government plans.
NHS patients will be given online access to their health records in the next three years under plans to be announced by the Government today.
Local health and wellbeing boards will be able to decide for themselves which councillors to appoint as members, rather than having to reflect the political make-up of the council, the Department of Health has said.
So, the conference season is over and, having been at all three conferences, running more than a dozen fringe events, I have been given a fascinating insight into politics at both the very top and the grass roots.
Localis will be hosting events at all three party conferences this year.
The proportion of homes in the sector which are empty has fallen, according to a survey published by the Homes and Communities Agency today.