£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.

Heavy cutbacks to save Somerset £13 million

Somerset County Council has announced a range of proposals to to tackle spending pressures.

30 hours free childcare hitting both parents and providers

The 30 hours funded childcare offer has led to increased fees for nearly half of parents and is financially hitting providers.

Sexual health services at tipping point

A surge in demand for sexual health services at a time of cuts to local council funding is leaving the service at risk of collapse.

Better procurement advice could save schools millions

The Education Secretary has published a new toolkit to help schools save money to ensure every pound possible is being spent in the classroom.

Primary pupil surge put school places at risk

Nearly 134,000 children will miss out on a secondary school place by 2023 as a result of the surge in primary school pupils.

‘Severe shortage’ in teachers for new academic year

Schools in England are facing a ‘severe shortage’ of teachers ahead of the new academic year.

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