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£1 billion at risk of being sent back to EU

The government is unlikely to invest almost £1 billion in local communities through the ESF, risking the money being sent back to Brussels.

May launches government’s first Loneliness Strategy

Theresa May has launched the first strategy to tackle loneliness, claiming it to be ‘one of the greatest public health challenges of our time’.

12-year low for local bus journeys

The crisis facing local transport has reached a pivotal point as the number of local bus journeys has fallen to a 12-year low.

Risk of pothole-related breakdowns doubles

The RAC has reported that motorists are now around 2.5 times more likely to suffer pothole-related breakdowns than 12 years ago.

One in 10 deprived areas deemed ‘food desert’

Nearly one in 10 of the country’s most economically deprived areas are food deserts, with residents unable to afford fresh fruit and vegetables.

Cuts for hybrid vehicles in reformed PICG

The Department for Transport has announced changes to funding to support purchasing the next 35,000 of the cleanest vehicles.

 GB Features

Data and preventing homelessness

Andrew Walker discusses the talking points of the LGiU's first Local Government Homelessness Commission

Driving modal shift from car to bus

The Greener Journeys Behaviour Change Lab applied behavioural insights to develop innovative ideas that encouraged drivers to switch to the bus

Bringing about a more sustainable transport system

Darren Shirley discusses the current state of public transport and how local communities can encourage sustainable transport in their regions

A Digital Masterplan for local authorities and their fibre networks

Richard Watts explains the nine stages for a local authority to consider in its rollout plans for a prospective full fibre network

Local government services and the declining High Street

Local authorities should be given more freedom over the tax revenues they can generate, writes Nigel Wilcock

Five ways public sector managers can ignite innovation

It’s crucial that managers and leaders foster a culture of innovation and creative thinking within their teams, writes Gabriella Goddard

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