New green energy campaign in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a new campaign to save people money on their energy bills and help the environment.

£350 million announced to improve local roads

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced the £345.3 million funding package to improve local roads and public transport.

Liverpool launches empty homes matching scheme

Liverpool City Council is launching a new matchmaking service to link buyers and sellers of vacant properties.

Funding black hole to treble in next four years

The 'unsustainable' funding black hole facing county authorities will treble to £2.54 billion over the next four years.

Fly-tipping costing taxpayers £58 million

Over one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England last year.

Islington launches London’s first municipal energy provider

Islington Council has launched London’s first municipal energy provider in more than a century.

£8.4m high rise safety programme in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will continue with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks.

Housing benefit cuts prompt rent rises

The IFS has said that households on low incomes are left exposed to rent increases as housing costs dominate their spend.

London to retain more business rates income

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has agreed a deal that will enable London to retain more of the money it raises through business rates.

£2 million affordable housing in Manchester

A new Housing Affordability Fund, released by Manchester City Council, will help to build 2,500 more affordable homes in the next five years.

£20 million to improve children’s social care

Minister for Children and Families Robert Goodwill has launched a £20 million initiative to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.

£3.8 million homelessness fund for Manchester

Greater Manchester will receive almost £3.8 million to develop a new city region-wide approach to prevent homelessness and reduce rough sleeping.

Welsh councils making decisions about their services

A new report highlights examples of practice and areas for improvement for how councils in Wales are managing service change.

Give cities local government finance powers

A new report has argued for radical change to give cities a constitutional role in directly tackling the issues of local government finances.

£12.2 billion spent with SMEs in 2015 to 2016

The Cabinet Office has revealed that SMEs benefited from £12.2 billion worth of central government spending in 2015 to 2016.

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