88 per cent of councils overspend on children’s services

133 out of 152 councils responsible for children’s services overspent in 2017-18, collectively overspending by an estimated £807 million.

Third of councils at risk of financial failure

A third of all councils in England are at risk of financial failure in the next ten years, with one in five set to be at risk of financial failure by 2021.

Burnham outlines plans for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s leaders have outlined radical plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.

Millions of social homes needed to solve ‘housing crisis’

Three million new social homes must be built in England over 20 years to solve the ‘housing crisis’.

£6.7 billion needed to clear road bridges backlog

The cost of clearing the maintenance backlog for council-managed bridges in the UK has increased by a third to £6.7 billion in the past year.

Funding boost to accommodate London's homeless

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for thousands of new homes to help Londoners at risk of becoming homeless.

£675 million communities fund for high streets

Jake Berry has announced a £675 million Future High Streets fund to help create bold, new visions for town centres.

New venture to develop district energy schemes in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has entered into a pioneering new venture to develop district energy schemes across the city for the next 40 years.

Locally-driven approach needed for high streets

Retail industry leaders have urged for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres.

£22m of savings to balance Nottingham’s budget

Nottingham City Council is looking to agree £22 million of savings to balance its 2019/20 budget.

£760m savings in running costs due to government estate sales

The government estate has fallen by 156,000 square metres over the past year, creating a saving in real terms of £760 million in running costs.

£1.6 billion funding gap for SEND by 2020

The current SEND funding deficit could double to an estimated £806 million next year, possibly rising to £1.6 billion in 2020.

New support for children with special educational needs

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced that councils will receive £250 million to provide much needed SEND support.

Four in five older people will struggle to find social care

Research argues that only one in five local areas in the UK report having enough older people’s care to meet growing demand.

Brexit uncertainty to negatively hit housing market

New survey suggests that ongoing uncertainty and gloom about Brexit are set to hit the UK housing market well into next year.

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