£200 million for road repairs in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has announced an investment of £200 million for road repairs to help tackle the ‘deteriorating quality’ of its highways.

Majority want long-term social care funding inclusion

85 per cent of health leaders believe that the long-term funding settlement recently announced by the Prime Minister should include both the NHS and social care.

Lancashire plans reduction to community transport budget

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet is consulting on proposals to reduce it's community transport budget to meet a £144 million funding gap.

London council fined for data breach

The ICO has fined the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea £120,000 for a data breach.

Young people face prospect of never owning home

Policy makers should radically reform the private rental sector as a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home.

Northamptonshire appoints new council leader

Matthew Golby has been selected as the new leader of Northamptonshire County Council, having been acting leader since Heather Smith’s resignation.

Waste services competition to maximise flexibility claim contested

The ESA has said that councils should use outsourcing to deliver cost savings and drive innovation in service delivery for their residents.

GMB Scotland will recommend its Local Government membership rejects the pay offer put forward by leaders at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

IFS: 100% business rates retention pilots could generate £870 million in extra funding

Pilots could help the government maintain momentum behind its changes to the local government finance system

Government Property Agency to generate £1 billion

The Cabinet Office launched the Government Property Agency (GPA) on 1 April with the aim to generate more than £1 billion in financial savings.

‘Increasingly critical’ council savings dependent on leadership

Finding savings has become ‘increasingly critical’ for local authorities who are facing continuous reductions in funding.

New Oxford Direct Services Ltd enterprise launched

Oxford City Council has announced the transformation of its direct services operations into a wholly-owned social enterprise called Oxford Direct Services Ltd.

1,000 children’s centres lost since 2009

New research by the Sutton Trust has revealed that as many as 1,000 Sure Start centres across the country have closed since 2009.

One million bus lane fines issued each year

New RAC research has shown that over one million fines are handed out to drivers caught in city bus lanes every year.

Almost £7 million to support struggling families in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council will receive early access to almost £7 million of funding to support struggling families to turn their lives around.

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