New mental health contract Norfolk residents

Norfolk County Council has awarded new contracts worth £2.85 million per year to deliver adult social services funded mental health services.

Welsh government agree Budget plans

The Welsh government and Plaid Cymru have agreed a two-year, £210 million Budget agreement, which includes a £40 million boost for mental health.

Newcastle signs up to tax protocol

Newcastle City Council has signed up to a Tax Protocol to show its commitment to collecting the debt in a fair and responsible manner.

New centre to prevent homelessness in Manchester

Manchester City Council will submit a planning application for a new Centre to provide temporary accommodation for the homeless.

Hammond to announce northern rail investment

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce an extra £300 million to improve rail links in northern England.

£10 billion Help to Buy boost

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that an extra £10 billion will be made available for the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

100 per cent business rate retention posing challenges

New independent research has revealed that 100 per cent business rate retention could harm the finances of county authorities.

Hull confirms £250m culture legacy plan

Hull City Council has confirmed its commitment to investing in culture with a £250 million plan.

63 per cent funding cuts taking toll on services

London Councils has warned that an increasing number of local services are on the critical list because of growing demand and inadequate funding.

Average house price eight times average wage

The Local Government Association has revealed that the average house price in now worth 7.72 times the average wage packet.

Brighton agrees 1,000 affordable homes proposal

A key stage in a project to build 1,000 affordable homes in Brighton has been agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council councillors.

New contract for community beds in Leeds

Leeds City Council has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across the city.

Bolton approves £1 billion town centre blueprint

A £1 billion blueprint to shape and transform the future of Bolton town centre has been formally approved by the council’s cabinet.

Government should reopen fiscal devolution talks

Bond Dickinson and Grant Thornton have urged the government to reopen conversations about ‘meaningful’ fiscal devolution to transform city regions.

Digital transformation helps councils collect council tax

A digital transformation programme for two councils has helped result in millions of pounds in council tax being recouped.

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