Planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has warned that the government's planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently.

One million employers enrol staff into a workplace pension

With the June 2018 deadline approaching, one million UK employers have enrolled staff into a workplace pension.

Newcastle launches clean-up of the city

Newcastle City Council has announced a £1 million clean-up of the city to sweep the streets, pick up litter, remove dog mess and erase graffiti.

Birmingham makes green pledges in light of cuts

Birmingham City Council has pledged increased investment in housing, social care and cleaner streets in its budget plans.

More than half of councils plan to close children’s centres

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed that over half of councils in England are planning to slash costs by closing children’s centres.

£3.3m to help tackle air pollution in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has announced a new £3.3 million project to improve air quality by cutting harmful emissions from buses.

New LED lights for Liverpool’s streets

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has revealed that a total of 15,000 street lights will be fitted with new LED lights over the next year.

Reduced increase to council tax in Manchester budget

Manchester City Council has lowered its original increase in council tax from 4.99 per cent to 3.49 per cent.

Lack of funding undermining care workforce

The NAO has warned that a lack of planning and funding has undermined the care sector to the extent that it can no longer fill key posts.

Council tax set to rise in 95 per cent of councils

Council tax is set to rise in 95 per cent of councils as a direct result of concerns for their financial stability.

Liverpool Council takes back control of highways

Liverpool City Council has ended its contract with Amey and taken back control of looking after the city’s highways.

MPs warns of supported housing funding plans

Two Commons Select Committees have voiced concerns over the government’s funding plans for supported housing.

£166m in local government finance settlement

An additional £166 million has been announced for councils to help relieve spending pressures in social care and rural areas in the final 2018/19 settlement.

No plans for future care for disabled adults

Two thirds of local authorities are unaware of how many disabled adults in their area are currently being cared for by family and friends at home.

Government backing for new generation of town houses

Sajid Javid has confirmed government backing to create a new generation of town houses in cities to ease pressure on valuable open spaces.

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Flood & Coast has become the authoritative annual exhibition and conference for anyone involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management in the UK.

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