£29m council funding for vulnerable children

Sajid Javid has announced that councils will receive an additional £29 million to boost their support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Essex announces £300m budget spending plan

Essex County Council’s budget proposals for 2018/19 include investment in the region’s roads, schools and homes.

Shared services proposal gets green light in Northumberland

Plans for Newcastle City Council and Northumberland County Council to merge their transactional services have taken a major step forward.

Lowest-income households facing debt

New research has revealed that a third of the lowest-income households in Britain have loans and credit card debts that outstrip the assets they hold.

Ministers urge councils to use electric car scheme

Government ministers have encouraged local authorities to consider the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme and improve transport efficiency.

Liverpool to set out 15 year plan for growth

Liverpool City Council is on the brink of publishing its Local Plan that will set out plans to create 35,000 new homes.

Charitable trust to manage Knowsley parks

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council's cabinet has agreed to establish a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces.

Children's services receive referral every 49 seconds

The LGA has revealed that there were 646,120 referrals to councils’ children’s services during 2016/17, equaling one referral every 49 seconds.

Early Years Hubs to be rolled out in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed that Newham, Wandsworth & Merton and Barnet will host the first of his Early Years Hubs.

Bailiffs target 41,000 companies following rising business rates

Councils are increasingly giving bailiffs power to enter businesses, seize goods and sell them to settle debts.

New local energy initiative in Brighton

Your Energy Sussex, a partnership of Sussex local authorities, has set up an energy tariff scheme for residents across the county.

Radical ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford revealed

Oxfordshire County Council has revealed a range of new ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford and take the strain off of the city’s transport infrastructure.

Northamptonshire County Council to be investigated

Sajid Javid has appointed an inspector to investigate concerns of financial management and governance at Northamptonshire County Council.

Brighton pinpoints potential housing brownfield sites

Brighton City Council has identified 180 brownfield sites as having potential to provide space for a number of new homes that the region needs.

£330 million to tackle societal challenges

£330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless and disadvantaged young people over the next four years.

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London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

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