£30 million immediate support for rough sleepers

83 areas will share £30 million to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation.

Right to Buy replacement will be lost in just five years

Councils warn that ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy will be all but eliminated within five years without major reforms.

Oxford councils agree to fund controlled parking zones

Oxford's county and city councils are to work together to tackle commuter parking problems and fund new controlled parking zones.

Local councils could face financial crisis in the next year

Over nine in 10 council leaders believe some local authorities will get into serious financial difficulties within the next three years.

New report highlights high levels of destitution

More than one and a half million people in the UK were in destitution at some point in 2017, a new report from the JRF has found.

Carillion collapse likely to cost taxpayers estimated £148m

The NAO has reported that the recent collapse of large construction firm Carillion will cost UK taxpayers an estimated £148 million.

BBC finds that sexual-health clinics facing closure

A BBC freedom of information request has found that at least 72 councils in England are planning to cut sexual-health funding this year.

Northamptonshire to sell County Hall to boost income

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking to minimise its property costs by increasing occupancy at its One Angel Square headquarters.

Cuts cause loss of three million hours of home care

A new report has shown that the provision of home care services has fallen by a concerning three million hours since 2015.

New taskforce for London’s electric vehicle uptake

The Mayor of London is launching a new taskforce to boost the infrastructure needed to increase the use of electric vehicles in London.

Conservative councillors seek low-cost rented homes

71 per cent of Conservative council leaders warn that current investment will not deliver the number of low-cost rented homes needed in their area.

Funding boost for SEND school places

Local authorities are set to benefit from a £50million funding boost to create additional school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Council-run crisis support schemes failing people

The Children’s Society and the Church of England have warned that crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively.

£1m fund to protect London pupils from pollution

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new £1 million fund to help some of London’s most polluted primary schools fight poor air quality.

Increasingly difficult to fund free school transport

The County Councils Network has warned that it is becoming increasingly difficult to fund free school transport for pupils in rural areas.

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