£300,000 available for community litter groups

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has opened the second round of funding for community projects that get tough on litter.

Nottingham calls for inquiry into favourable southern funding

Graham Chapman has called for the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding.

Critics blast ‘pitiful’ social housing proposals

A ‘new deal’ for social housing residents has been announced to rebalance the relationship between tenants and landlords.

Council leaders warn of tourism black hole

The LGA has warned that the tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps.

Rough sleeping eradication plan revealed

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has revealed a plan to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027.

Northamptonshire CC agrees plan to address £70m shortfall

Council votes in favour of redundancies and cuts to services as it attempts to address £70m funding shortfall

New report highlights benefits of rental insurance

The average renter loses over £300 per tenancy because of participation in the existing deposit protection schemes.

Food banks cannot be sole solution to holiday hunger

More tonnes of food are distributed in the summer months by foodbanks than were received as donations, creating an unsustainable way of working.

Northampton sets out proposed action plan

Northamptonshire County Council has revealed a proposed action plan outlining a series of measures concerning priority areas of spend.

Young carers feeling lonely during summer

New research has revealed that nearly half of young carers are spending more than four hours a day during the summer caring for a relative.

NCS funding should go to local youth services

The Local Government Association says that current National Citizen Service funding should be devolved to local youth services.

Cambridge Road Estate

Kingston Council is one of the first London boroughs to agree to hold a resident ballot for its Cambridge Road Estate regeneration project.

Fears over children’s services in cash-strapped Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking £70 million of savings over the next few months to balance its books.

National congestion crisis warning issued by councils

The number of vehicles on England’s clogged roads has risen by nearly two and a half million in the last five years.

121,500 households benefit from stamp duty cut

121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 thanks to the government’s cut to stamp duty.

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