LGA report calls for full funding to support low income households

‘Reshaping Financial Support’ sets out how councils are working with low-income households, improving advice provision and amending debt collection practices

Veterans ID card to be rolled out

New ID will allow easy verification of armed forces veterans for the NHS, local authorities and charities

Series of consultations launched to overhaul Waste and Recycling

Proposed measures include requiring packaging producers to pay the full cost of dealing with their waste, more consistent household recycling and a Deposit Return Scheme for cans and bottles, subject to consultation.

£13m announced for green spaces

£9.7 million will be allocated to local authorities to better maintain, protect and increase their recreational spaces, with an additional £2.75 million made available for the Pocket Parks Plus programme.

£6m funding for community-led affordable housing

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have announced £6 million of funding to help them build more homes.

Glasgow City Council will be trialling car free zones around seven primary schools to improve road safety for children and reduce their exposure to harmful emissions.

The £48 million fund will help low-income Londoners and small businesses to upgrade their vehicles to greener options.

New appoinments at Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Four new commissioners have been appointed to the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

Empty homes tax could generate £1.2bn, suggests research

New tax could be more effective and quicker than building new homes

Nationwide campiagn aims to attract more care workers

'Every Day Is Different’ campaign to highlight the opportunities for progression and professional development

Rosewell Review suggests planning reforms to speed up new home developments

The most contentious planning cases could be decided up to 5 months faster, review finds

Spending Review: Treasury will need to find £5bn to ease austerity, says IFS

New analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has found that the Treasury will need to find an extra £5bn by 2023-24 to spare further cuts to public services.

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