£1.1m investment for Manchester’s gullies

Manchester City Council is to invest an extra £1.1 million to boost the cleaning of the 116,000 roadside gullies.

Increase council tax charges on empty homes, says Khan

Sadiq Khan has urged the government to allow London’s boroughs to increase council tax bills for high-value homes that are left empty.

'Devolution deadlock' putting economic growth at risk

The LGA has warned that opportunities for large economic growth, jobs and housing production risk being lost because of ‘devolution deadlock’.

Record £40m election donations for political parties

New figures have revealed that political parties in the UK received a record £40.1million in donations in the run up to June’s General Election.

2,500 new school places in Essex

Essex County Council has created over 2,500 new school places ahead of the new academic year following £74 million of expansion projects.

£21m for Liverpool’s care home provision

Liverpool City Council is set to sign a £21 million deal with Shaw healthcare to build three new residential care homes for people with dementia.

Nottingham selected for revolutionary housing approach

Homes in Nottingham been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.

£100,000 to support the childcare sector in Wales

Over £100,000 has been announced by the Welsh government to support the delivery of the 30 hours of free early education and childcare.

Councils face having social care money withdrawn

County authorities could face having social care funding withdrawn, unless ‘undeliverable’ delayed transfers of care targets are met.

UK outspends rest of the EU on large procurement contracts

New research has highlighted that the UK is spending almost double the rest of the EU combined on large procurement contracts.

Local road strategy needs to tackle congestion crisis

Congestion is not just damaging the environment and air quality, but also harming UK economy and productivity, says the LGA.

UK to publish more EU negotiation plans

The UK government has published further details of its Brexit negotiating strategy.

Roll out devolution to all of England

The government should roll out devolution deals nationally to help tackle the wide variation in regional productivity and boost local growth.

Islington Council fined over parking ticket design faults

The ICO has fined Islington Council £70,000 for failing to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website.

Online resource for innovative culture investment

The LGA and Arts Council England have collaborated to create the first online resource to help councils develop innovative ways to invest in culture.

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