The Local Government Association (LGA) has advised that £80 billion could be unravelled if the government listens and actualises the ambitions of towns, cities and counties.

A survey conducted by the District Councils’ Network (DCN), has found that 78 per cent of districts said a squeeze on infrastructure investment was hindering growth.

The government has reached an agreement with the BBC that the corporation will take on the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s. This will be phased in from 2018/19 with the BBC taking on the full costs from 2020/21.

The Local Government Association (LGA) have warned that councils in England could face a £3.3 billion reduction in central government funding for local services in 2016/17.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that services supporting teenagers not in employment, education or training (NEET) will be at risk by 2020 if funding cuts continue without reform.

A new think tank report sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group recommends that Local Enterprise Partnerships should have as much as £12bn annual funding over the next parliament.

The Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst will see over 40 new technologies gain funding to help tackle a variety of energy issues.

Chancellor George Osborne has made his 2014 Autumn Statement in which he announced the introduction of new policies and new growth and borrowing forecasts.

The UK government has said it is pushing ahead with its plans to improve access to alternative financing for small businesses that have been rejected by the main high street banks.

MPs have warned Environment Secretary Owen Paterson that failure to reverse cuts to the flood defence budget could lead to England being badly affected by floods again.

Major city regions across the country should be given Transport for London-style powers and funding certainty, according to think tank Centre for Cities in its new report Delivering Change: Making transport work for cities.

Councils are to receive their share of a £183.5 million government fund to pay for road repairs following recent severe weather.

The government will attempt to reinvigorate ‘Right to Buy’ in 2014. The maximum discount for a house will increase from 60 per cent to 70 per cent of its value.

A new half a million pound pot will help give local businesses a new way to generate extra funds for projects that will help communities to regenerate their own town centres, High Streets Minister Brandon Lewis announced.

Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK do not believe that the government is doing enough to support enterprise, new findings reveal.

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