The Local Government Association said councils had “little choice” in order to protect services.
The US plans to scrap preferential status granted to exports from India and Turkey.
China’s premier told its annual parliamentary session the country faces “a tough struggle”.
In a shock move, the court set bail for the detained auto boss at one billion yen (£6.8m; $8.9m).
The Chinese telecoms company has made strenuous efforts to adapt to global norms
Move comes after India failed to assure US of ‘equitable and reasonable’ market access
Report calls for greater funding to combat a crisis it claims is as dangerous as climate change
Halt to roundtables after details on lack of deals leaked by infuriated participants