10,000 new affordable homes for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which will see 10,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

One in ten council workers paid below living wage

New analysis has revealed that one in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage.

LHA freeze risks increasing homelessness

The LGA has warned that the freeze on Local Housing Allowance LHA risks an increase in homelessness in the private sector.

Majority of affordable homes lost because of legal loophole

New research has revealed that property developers are avoiding building thousands of affordable homes each year due to a legal loophole.

Government urged to tackle regional imbalances

The Industrial Strategy Commission has urged the government to commit to a universal basic infrastructure and tackle Britain’s regional imbalances.

Supported housing gets funding boost

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced a new approach to encourage the supply of a wide range of supported housing.

Enfield Council develops ‘Digital by Default’ strategy

Enfield Council has chosen Sungard Availability Services to manage its hybrid IT infrastructure and increase efficiency by 30 per cent.

Lack of funding damaging children services

Two-thirds of councillors feel they do not have enough funding to provide universal services for children and families.

LHA cap will not apply to supported housing

Theresa May has revealed that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not apply to supported housing or the social housing sector.

Authorities paying millions in excessive mileage allowance

The TaxPayers' Alliance has revealed that councils are paying their staff millions more than they should be in mileage allowance payments.

Dundee to outline £350 million building programme

Dundee City Council is to outline nearly £350 million of investment for a building programme to cover the next five years.

12 million penalties given to drivers each year

New research by the RAC Foundation has revealed that up to 12 million driving licence holders receive a penalty notice each year.

Cost of childcare rises seven times faster than wages

New research has revealed that the cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008.

Energy savings plan for dozens of Swansea buildings

Swansea Council is considering applying for funding to introduce energy saving improvements at 25 council buildings.

Troubled public services costing government £10bn

The government is spending over £10 billion over five years just to keep troubled public services going, despite not solving the issues.

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