Docked bike hire scheme for Cardiff

From May 2018, Cardiff will see the introduction of 250 bikes across 25 docking stations in the city.

Councils can add extra one per cent onto council tax bills

Speaking in the House of Commons, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that councils will be allowed to increase their core council tax.

Nottingham highlights ‘tipping point’ for council budget

Nottingham City Council is aiming to save another £27 million its budget next year, but has warned that rising costs and funding cuts have left it

£160m boost for Welsh public services

Welsh local authorities will receive an additional £20 million in 2018-19 and £40 million in 2019-20 to support local services.

Innovative solar framework for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has launched a renewable energy framework to boost the growing number of solar projects in the city.

Improvement needed in civil service gender pay gap

Women are paid less than men across the civil service, with women earning 16.9 per cent less than male colleagues in some departments.

Middlesbrough Council headquarters 'not fit for purpose'

Middlesbrough Council has argued that its current headquarters are ‘not fit for purpose’ and is seeking to relocate to a new city centre base.

Newcastle residents anxious over state of public services

A survey of residents commissioned by Newcastle City Council has highlighted increasing concerns over the state of public services.

Manchester needs £1.5bn for cycling transformation

Chris Boardman says Greater Manchester needs £1.5 billion to help reach its ambition of transforming into a world class region for cycling and walking.

Homelessness affecting new groups of people

Homelessness is increasingly affecting families from areas and professions that would never have encountered the problem before, says the LGO.

£200 million investment in England’s roads

The government is making an investment of almost £200 million to help improve the condition of local roads up and down the country.

New train franchise for West Midlands

A new franchise, managed by a consortium of local councils, will usher in a new era of rail travel for passengers in the West Midlands.

£66m spending drop on public libraries in a year

Local government funding squeeze is taking its toll on libraries with total expenditure on council-run libraries fell by £66 million.

£6 million loan proposal for affordable homes

South Lakeland District Council is planning to lend £6 million to housing associations in the region to address the shortage of rental homes.

Brownfield land not the only solution to housing crisis

A new report has argued that the amount of brownfield land available will not be enough to meet the current housing need.

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Event Diary

Flood & Coast has become the authoritative annual exhibition and conference for anyone involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management in the UK.

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.