Coastal Revival funding to restore coastal landmarks

Almost £1 million has been awarded to 25 projects to restore coastal landmarks and bring economic growth to coastal communities.

Free EV charge points across West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced that 88 new, free electric vehicles rapid-charge points are to be installed from next year.

Sheffield’s parks to benefit from new five-year strategy

Sheffield City Council has set out its ambitions for the city’s parks with a new five-year strategy that could see millions invested in green spaces.

Social rent construction significantly drops in decade

New figures show that the number of new homes built for social rent has fallen by almost four-fifths in a decade.

320,000 people homeless in Britain

Shelter has said that there has been a 13,000 increase in the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain from last year.

Public service spending higher in Wales

Wales continues to invest more in key public services than other parts of the UK, especially in health and social services.

Transport spend in London twice that in the North

Transport spending per person has gone up twice as much in London as in the North since the Northern Powerhouse agenda was introduced in 2014.

£15m to place children outside of Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council has spent more than £15 million since the start of April placing children in care homes in other parts of the country.

Parking profits rise again for English councils

RAC Foundation reports that councils in England have seen their parking ‘profits’ rise by 32 per cent in the last four years.

£160m on school transport for SEND pupils

Councils spent more than £160 million last year on taxis and private hire vehicles to transport children with SEND to and from schools.

New government procurement measures announced

David Lidington is announcing new measures to deliver better public services and use procurement contracts as a ‘force for good’.

Care costs soaring for adults with learning disabilities

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2 billion by 2025.

Half a billion funding gap risk for SEND

New research has warned that support for children with SEND is facing a potential funding gap of more than half a billion pounds.

Housing investment favouring South of England

A new report has questioned the inconsistent funding of housing investment across the country, with investment favouring the South of England.

Funds warning sees Surrey leader step down

David Hodge, the leader of Surrey County Council, has announced that he is stepping down from the role on 11 December.

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