£6 million announced for 16 coastal projects

Sixteen coastal projects are receiving a share of £6 million to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs across the Great British Coast.

Redundancies have cost councils £4 billion

New data has revealed that councils in England have spent almost £4 billion making more than 220,000 staff redundant since 2010.

Pub Hub funding to advance community services

More than 30 rural communities will benefit from new or expanded village services that will be delivered by their local pub.

£1 billion housing delivery fund launched

James Brokenshire has announced a new partnership with Barclays Bank to provide £1 billion of loan finance for the delivery of new homes.

Councils forced to cut preventive services

Cash-strapped councils across England are struggling to provide services for rising numbers of people facing disadvantage.

More support needed for youth mental health ‘black hole'

YoungMinds has reported that three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support.

£5 million youth group fund for disadvantaged youths

A new £5 million fund to increase places in uniformed youth groups has been announced to reach vulnerable young people.

Councils preventing faster EV charge point rollout

SSE has claimed that councils are frustrating the rollout of electric car charging points, meaning Britain has thousands fewer than required.

Last mile delivery bikes gain new funding

The Department for Transport has announced £2 million of funding to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes.

3,000 new homes for Olympic legacy site

3,000 new homes will be built on the remaining three legacy sites at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the level of affordable housing boosted to 50 per cent.

Warning for councils over aggressive debt chasing

The NAO has warned that ongoing local government funding pressures means councils are pursuing debt repayments ‘too quickly and too aggressively’.

Mixed financial outlook for Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council has warned of a ‘serious and extremely challenging’ financial situation.

Further funding for councils to help rough sleepers

The government has announced provisional allocations of a £34 million fund to provide local support for those living on the streets.

Sturgeon sets out government’s annual priorities

Nicola Sturgeon set out details of 12 new bills in her ‘programme for government’, including mental health funding and infrastructure plans.

Help for people living at home at crisis point

Age UK warns that the safety net for elderly people living at home has become dangerously weak, with older people living alone in declining health.