£20 million for five areas to invest in culture

Five locations across England will receive a share of £20 million to invest in local culture, heritage and creative industries.

Housing sales expected to fall amid ‘downbeat’ outlook

Hosuing experts expect house sales to fall in the next three months, with the housing market outlook recorded as the worst for 20 years.

Community-led housing in London receives £38m

A new £38 million fund for community-led housing has been launched to enable Londoners to play a leading role in building new affordable homes.

Oversight of the local gov system needs improving

The government must improve its oversight of the local governance system to help councils cope with increasing pressures, says NAO.

£5m sought to balance books in East Sussex

Financially-struggling East Sussex County Council has revealed plans to make savings of £5.1 million to deliver a balanced budget in 2019-20.

Brent reselects Capita for business rates collection

Brent Borough Council has again chosen Capita plc to deliver business rates collection for the authority for a further five years.

Third of schools unable to cover their costs

Nearly a third of local authority secondary schools in England are unable to cover their costs, finds new research.

Increased pensions protections for local gov workers

The government has proposede that public sector workers will receive increased pensions protections in the event their job is outsourced.

£1.6m to help tackle bus pollution in York

City of York Council is expected to invest £1.6 million in a new Clean Air Zone to improve exhaust emissions from local bus services.

Shared executive roles across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Proposals to improve financial efficiency for the taxpayer across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been agreed by both the county and city councils.

Staff restructure at centre of Bathnes council plans

Bath & North East Somerset Council has outlined how it plans to meet the financial and social challenges it is currently facing.

Local government managing taxpayer money poorly

The number of local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is increasing.

Support voiced for a tourist tax in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Council has revealed strong support for the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy in the Scottish capital.

Council parking operations surplus rises by £165m

The annual surplus produced from council parking operations has risen by £165 million over the past five years, despite cuts in road improvements.

Public funerals cost councils nearly £5.4 million

UK councils spent nearly £5.4 million on public health funerals in the 12 months up to April 2018.

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