Street lighting improvement remains priority in Oxfordshire

A £41 million street lighting improvement programme continues to be part of Oxfordshire County Council’s investment plan.

Counties reject claims of fair funding review bias

The County Councils Network has rejected claims that the fair funding review unfairly favours county areas.

£1 million Coastal Revival Fund helping 23 projects

Coastal heritage sites are set to be saved as a total of 23 projects are to receive a share of almost £1 million from the Coastal Revival Fund.

Micro-homes have potential to solve London's housing crisis

Living in micro-homes could enhance choice for young professionals in the capital and help tackle London's housing crisis.

Councils slashing crime prevention budgets

New analysis has revealed that crime prevention budgets have been cut by more than half since the Conservatives came to power.

£7.7 million to be invested in Liverpool’s children’s care

An additional 160 staff are to be recruited by Liverpool City Council to cut the caseload of children’s social workers by up to half.

£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.

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