In June 2007, the council proposed changing the name of Hyndburn, and replace it with Accrington & Districts, to aid recognition of the borough by those not familiar with the area. In December 2007, after an public consultation, the plans were stalled. In May 2008, however, this plan was shelved.
In March 2010, Hyndburn was voted the 10th best council in The Times "Best Public Sector Places to Work". The borough also made it to The Times Best Companies Guide.
The Percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C has increased from 43.7% in 2001 up to 69.9% in 2009. Absences has dropped from 12,052 in 2006 to 11,545 in 2009, mainly due to schools competing.