£50m to support councils’ Brexit preparations

Local authorities across England will receive a share of £56.5 million to help support their preparations for Brexit.

Teachers to be offered financial incentives to stay

The Education Secretary reveals that extra financial incentives will be made available to encourage talented teachers to stay in the classroom.

Barnsley Town Hall

A new report has claimed that cities and urban areas across Britain have been hit hardest by cuts to local government funding.

London boroughs seek ways to tackle unemployment

London boroughs are calling for stronger local powers to address long-term unemployment and in-work poverty in the capital.

Up to £50,000 available to help town centres

Jake Berry has announced that communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make local areas more attractive for business.

Overhaul of broken housing complaints system announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for new housing complaints service for entire housing market.

Government likely to miss cycling and walking targets

The government is in serious danger of missing its targets to increase levels of cycling and walking in England.

Half of pupils in an academy or free school

More than 50 per cent of pupils in state-funded schools in England are now studying in an academy or free school.

Counties reject claims of fair funding review bias

The County Councils Network has rejected claims that the fair funding review unfairly favours county areas.

Academy failures on funds damaging education

MPs have warned over a succession of high-profile academy failures that have been costly to the taxpayer and damaging to children’s education.

Cross-government suicide prevention plan published

The first cross-government suicide prevention plan has been published, with a focus on how social media can identify those at risk of suicide.

Clean Air Charging Zone gets green light in Leeds

Leeds City Council has been given more than £29 million in funding from the government to implement a Clean Air Charging Zone in the city.

Government publishes domestic abuse bill

The government has published its draft Domestic Abuse Bill to help support victims and their families and pursuing offenders.

Sustained improvement for Birmingham’s children’s services

An Ofsted inspection has judged children’s social care services in Birmingham as ‘requires improvement to be good’.

‘Rebalanced' deal pledged for schools in tough areas

A proposed new inspection framework is seeking to rebalance the process to make sure that young people receive the best teaching possible.

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