Council leaders urge for post-Brexit funding certainty

The LGA is setting out a timetable of action for the government to end the growing uncertainty surrounding post-Brexit regional aid funding allocations.

Landmark Town Deal for Greater Grimsby

The government has announced the agreement of ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67 million for Greater Grimsby.

Government overly reliant on favourable Spending Review outcome

A new report has criticised the MHCLG for not having developed a plan to secure the long-term financial future of local authorities.

Town centres ‘in big danger of becoming ghost towns’

Former retail chief Bill Grimsey has said that our town centre’s risk ‘becoming ghost towns in the future’ if immediate action is not taken.

‘Perfect storm' for rural communities post-Brexit

The LGA warns that rural communities are facing a ‘perfect storm’ of unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities.

£163 million affordable home fund available to communities

James Brokenshire has launched a new Community Housing Fund to significantly increase the delivery of affordable homes.

Small business joy as G-Cloud 10 opens

A total of 3,505 suppliers have been awarded places on the new G-Cloud 10 framework, with more than 90 per cent of them SMEs.

£8 billion funding black hole for councils by 2025

The LGA has warned that the government’s next Spending Review will be ‘make or break’ for local services, most of which are already under huge funding pressure.

Victims of domestic abuse to get £19 million support fund

James Brokenshire has announced that nearly £19 million of funding will be made available to support services for survivors of domestic abuse.

Homes specifically for social rent at risk of being eliminated

The National Planning Policy Framework has dropped the reference to ‘social rent’ homes from the government’s definition of affordable homes.

Council bus budgets halved amid £182m cuts

Funding for supported buses has been halved in the last eight years, leaving many parts of England and Wales without public transport.

National taxation key to solving adult social care

89 per cent of councils believe that national taxation should be part of the financial solution to the adult social care crisis.

Fresh calls for government to suspend right to buy

11,465 homes were sold by councils under the right to buy scheme in 2017/18, while councils were only able to replace 4,944 homes using the receipts.

Swansea considering own energy company

Swansea Council is considering introducing a new, arm's length energy company to help cut household and business energy bills across the city.

£2 million to aid Leicestershire’s children’s centres

Leicestershire County Council is planning to invest £2 million in a new Family Wellbeing Service to help keep more children’s centres open.

Pages

Event Diary

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.