Figures highlight worrying volume of child care cases

The Local Government Association has revealed that social workers are starting new cases for more than 1,000 children each day.

£2 million to crackdown on rogue landlords

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced a £2 million funding boost for councils to tackle irresponsible and rogue landlords.

Funding for new Lincolnshire 'falls response' ambulance pilot

Lincolnshire County Council has allocated £300,000 to develop a model of response for people who have fallen.

Bristol opens consultation on council tax increase

Bristol City Council has opened a new consultation to assess constituent’s opinions on options for the level of council tax for next year.

Second-home tax rules to be reviewed

A business rates ‘loophole’ which could be costing English councils millions in lost council tax is to be reviewed by ministers.

High streets should become vibrant community hubs

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has set out his vision for tackling social problems linked to declining high streets.

Business councils to advise on post-Brexit opportunities

The Prime Minister has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions after Brexit.

Children’s social care spending overspends by £800m

New analysis shows that children’s social care spending exceeded budgets by £800 million last year.

New framework for sourcing renewable energy

The Crown Commercial Service is launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source.

Smart infrastructure can make buses more reliable

A new generation of bus projects across the UK are helping to drive people out of their cars and onto public transport.

North of Tyne devolution deal becomes law

Jake Berry has confirmed a devolution deal and over £600 million of government investment for the North of Tyne region.

Green light for unitary council in Buckinghamshire

James Brokenshire has confirmed that a brand new county-wide unitary council will be established in Buckinghamshire.

Edinburgh rated as Britain’s healthiest high street

The RSPH has ranked 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and well-being.

Healthier starts dues to improved breakfast clubs

Thousands more school children are receiving a healthier and more nutritious start to the day at a new or improved school breakfast club.

Bid for powers to invest in local services in Bath

A request for more powers to raise money for essential services in Bath & North East Somerset is being recommended to councillors.

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Event Diary

Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director at GovNet, discusses how this year’s show in Manchester Central is the ideal space for procurement professionals to network, meet suppliers and learn what’s new in the industry.

Supplier Profiles

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