Surviving libraries see hours cut due to lack of funding

Libraries across England that have avoided closure after funding cuts have significantly reduced their public opening times.

Housing rental rules for 170,000 more properties

New rules which will help protect more people in privately rented homes from overcrowding have come into force this month.

Powers sought to tackle Manchester’s congestion chaos

Andy Burnham has urged the government to provide Greater Manchester the resources to tackle local congestion.

New generation of council housing announced

The government has announced borrowing restrictions will be removed enabling councils to play a key role in delivering more homes.

Parking management worth £3.58bn to economy

London Councils says that parking management undertaken by councils contributes £3.58 billion per year to London’s economy.

West Midlands is UK’s first Future Mobility Area

The West Midlands will pioneer innovative new transport schemes to make journeys quicker, cheaper and cleaner.

Northamptonshire reveals plan to stabilise budget

Northamptonshire CC has revealed plans to stabilise its budget and make public services more financially sustainable.

Hancock to announce £240m emergency bed fund

The government will provide an emergency £240 million to enable more elderly people to be cared for at home and improve social care.

£1.3bn government funding cut next year

Government grant funding for local services will be cut by a further £1.3 billion in 2019/20, despite current council overspends.

£743 million funding drop for early children’s services

Statistics on children’s services have revealed that budgets for ‘early intervention’ children’s services have dropped by £743 million in the last five years.

Ambitious housing strategy for Cambridge and Peterborough

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed a ‘bold’ housing strategy to help tackle the region’s housing needs.

Views sought on Edinburgh tourist tax

Edinburgh City Council is to launch a consultation on its plans to charge a tourist tax of £2 per room, per night.

Labour pledges enhanced 30-hour childcare scheme

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to announce a pledge to extend the government’s 30 hours of free childcare programme.

Poorer areas have lost out on £1bn since 2010

Council leaders have united to campaign against austerity only for the most deprived areas of the country.

£7.5 million fund for councils' digital innovation

Councils seeking to transform their public services through digital innovation can now apply to a new £7.5 million fund.

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