Newspapers could miss out on £40m of annual revenue, reports Press Gazette, as councils seek to stop advertising planning notices in the local press.
The Local Government Association suggested the move as departments continue to look for ways to save money ahead of budget cuts.
The average council pays £105,000 a year to its local newspaper to print notices that are available online and in council newsletters.
The LGA argues that the rules predate the internet and should be brought up to date. (Source: Press Gazette)