New communities funding for councils

90 per cent of councils are now part of a programme that will create 44,000 new jobs and release land for 25,000 new homes.

Leicestershire proposes £54 million of savings

Leicestershire County Council has revealed its latest budget proposals with a four-year plan to save £54 million by 2022.

Council funding to be halved over next two years

The Local Government Association has warned that councils in England will see core central government funding cut in half over the next two years.

£100m scheme for child sexual abuse survivors

Lambeth Council is launching a scheme, costing £100 million, to support survivors of historic sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

£18 million to tackle traffic congestion in Bedford

Bedford Borough Council has announced an £18 million investment to tackle traffic congestion across its town centre.

Proposals for community libraries and centres agreed in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council will transfer ownership of five buildings to local groups, seeing two independent community-run libraries established.

Leicestershire hits emissions target four years early

Leicestershire County Council has reached its greenhouse gas emissions target four years ahead of schedule.

Liverpool City council to establish housing company

Liverpool City Council has announced plans to set up an ethical housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes across the city.

UK City of Culture 2021 to be hosted by Coventry

Arts Minister John Glen has announced that the title of UK City of Culture 2021 will be hosted by Coventry, who will take the title from Hull.

Local gov unions to consider council pay offer

GMB, UNISON and Unite will consider proposals outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff.

128,000 children to be homeless on Christmas day

A new report has revealed that a shocking 128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas.

Leeds proposes three per cent council tax increase

Leeds City Council is proposing adding an extra three per cent to council tax to help with the hugely burgeoning cost of care.

Construction productivity could deliver £15bn

New government plans to boost the construction sector’s productivity could potentially generate savings of £15 billion a year.

First council houses in Gateshead for 30 years

Gateshead Council has given the green light to the building of the first new council houses to be designed and built by the council for 30 years.

Electronics to reduce fuel bills on council refuse lorries

South Northamptonshire Council is incorporating advanced telematics to help cut fuel bills on its refuse vehicles and electric vehicles.

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