LGA launches its adult social care paper

The LGA has launched a nationwide consultation on how to pay for adult social care and rescue care services from collapse.

Facilities managers target energy efficiency as top priority

A new poll of 250 facilities decision makers has found that energy efficiency is the most important credential when choosing a heat emitter.

Cap on care must be fully funded, warns county leaders

Social care must remain a local service and the government should ‘not be swayed’ by arguments to combine all of social care into the NHS.

Local councils quick to use bailiffs

Local councils and government bodies are often worse than consumer creditors, can be very aggressive and quick to use bailiffs.

Government announces further business rates pilots

The government has announced that more councils are being invited to apply for powers to retain the growth in their business rates.

Joint Parks Foundation in Bristol and Bath

Bristol City Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council will develop a Parks Foundation to support public parks across the two cities.

Further financial concern in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council has issued a second Section 114 notice due to the ongoing financial crisis facing the authority.

LEP shake up proposed by ministers

Ministers have put forward new proposals for LEPs to supercharge economic growth and drive forward investment in local businesses.

End of life care is not being prioritised

Local authorities have failed to prioritise palliative and end of life care, despite the health care challenges posed by a rapidly ageing population.

Public sector staff to receive pay rises

Having announced similar plans last year, Theresa May has revealed wage increases for about one million workers in the public sector.

LGiU sets out options for reforming local government finance

The LGiU has launched its Local Finance Scorecard to encourage a debate on local government finance and funding post 2020.

Cabinet to meet in North East for first time

As the Prime Minister prepares to host her Cabinet meeting in Gateshead, progress will be made for the £600 million North of Tyne Devolution Deal.

Innovation funding boost for UK parks

£1.5 million of funding will see a number of parks become trailblazers for innovative new models of community engagement, management and usage.

£40 million for better flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 13 flood schemes across the country will benefit from £40 million of funding for improved flood defence schemes.

‘Winter of woe’ for drivers after road budget cuts

The AA has warned local authorities against hoping for a mild winter after finding a £3.7 million cut in gritting services among budget submissions.

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