£22m of savings to balance Nottingham’s budget

Nottingham City Council is looking to agree £22 million of savings to balance its 2019/20 budget.

£760m savings in running costs due to government estate sales

The government estate has fallen by 156,000 square metres over the past year, creating a saving in real terms of £760 million in running costs.

£1.6 billion funding gap for SEND by 2020

The current SEND funding deficit could double to an estimated £806 million next year, possibly rising to £1.6 billion in 2020.

New support for children with special educational needs

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced that councils will receive £250 million to provide much needed SEND support.

Four in five older people will struggle to find social care

Research argues that only one in five local areas in the UK report having enough older people’s care to meet growing demand.

Brexit uncertainty to negatively hit housing market

New survey suggests that ongoing uncertainty and gloom about Brexit are set to hit the UK housing market well into next year.

Reorganisation plans abandoned in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council has abandoned its reorganisation plans, which could have saved the authority millions each year.

New bus in bath for reliable mobile library service

Bath & North East Somerset Council will take delivery of a brand new mobile library bus next year to improve its community library services.

£2 million for play opportunities in Wales

The Welsh Government has made £2 million available to help local authorities deliver play opportunities for children in their areas.

Panel to raise outcomes in North East of England

An expert group has been recruited to raise aspirations and create more opportunities for young people in the North East of England.

Staff shortages severely affecting home care services

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are severely affecting home care services in some areas of England, claims new report.

Network Services 2 framework goes live

The Crown Commercial Service has announced that the Network Services 2 framework agreement, believed to be worth £5 billion, has gone live.

Public health budgets set to be slashed by £85m

Government figures suggest that the public health budget is still set to be cut by £85 million, despite reassurances by ministers.

Second rescue deal needed for government contractor

Interserve has revealed that it is in need of a second rescue deal from the government as it struggles with £500 million of debt.

Action plan to combat rough sleeping revealed

Communities Secretary unveils plans to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough sleeping for good by 2027.

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