Legal powers in use to seek Brexit clarity in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is to use of new legal powers to force the government to reveal the truth about the impact of Brexit on the region.

Majority of MPs support social care funding increase

A new survey has revealed that 84 per cent of MPs and 76 per cent of peers agree that funding for adult social care should increase.

Government not doing enough to tackle pothole problems

An IAM RoadSmart survey has found that its members are increasingly disillusioned with the state of the roads in the UK.

Councils overspend on children’s care services by £800m

Councils in England overspent by £816 million on protecting vulnerable children in the last financial year.

Improved public finances should resource local government

ONS reports says that the government logged a £2 billion surplus last month, leading to calls for money to be given to councils.

Plans to increase garden towns announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has called for an increase in garden towns in England.

Nottingham calls for inquiry into favourable southern funding

Graham Chapman has called for the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding.

Democracy Ambassadors to inspire political engagement

The Cabinet Office has unveiled a new programme aimed at inspiring school-age young people to engage with democracy from an earlier stage.

Critics blast ‘pitiful’ social housing proposals

A ‘new deal’ for social housing residents has been announced to rebalance the relationship between tenants and landlords.

Rough sleeping eradication plan revealed

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has revealed a plan to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027.

Fears over children’s services in cash-strapped Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking £70 million of savings over the next few months to balance its books.

Government announces further business rates pilots

The government has announced that more councils are being invited to apply for powers to retain the growth in their business rates.

Plans to remove commissioners from Rotherham Council

James Brokenshire has announced that the government will end the intervention into Rotherham Council three years after calling in inspectors.

Disconnect between the public and the political system highlighted

40 per cent of people have no trust at all in the House of Commons, emphasising the huge disconnect between the public and the political system.

Cabinet to meet in North East for first time

As the Prime Minister prepares to host her Cabinet meeting in Gateshead, progress will be made for the £600 million North of Tyne Devolution Deal.

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