Hospitals, prisons and Jobcentres to refer homeless

Prisons, Jobcentres and NHS trusts will be among the organisations that have a duty to help those at risk of becoming homeless.

Metro Mayors urge for better allocated housing funds

England’s Metro Mayors have urged the government to review the way in which funding for new housing is allocated to city-regions.

Affordable homes shortfall falling far short of demand

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned that the supply of new, affordable homes has fallen short of demand by 30,000 every year since 2011.

Javid to consider new housing complaints system

Sajid Javid will consider options to ensure that no-one is left battling with their landlord or builder to resolve issues with their home.

£7 million funding for cycle safety

Eight cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas.

£18m extra support for Worcestershire’s most vulnerable

Worcestershire County Council has agreed to invest more than £18 million extra into supporting the county's most vulnerable people.

Strategic planning reforms needed for county housing

The CCN is urging the Housing Secretary to strengthen reforms to the planning system in rural areas to help fight rising prices in English counties.

423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

New research by the LGA has revealed that more than 423,000 homes have been given planning permission but are still waiting to be built.

Rising car use hits Britain’s bus network

Britain's bus network has shrunk to levels last seen in the late 1980s, forcing some communities to start their own services.

£45 million boost to unlock land for homes

A £45 million cash fun has been announced for key community projects to help accelerate the building of 7,280 homes on council owned land.

150,000 children of public sector workers living in poverty

One in seven children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in poverty by the end of this financial year.

£11.6 million neighbourhood fund for London boroughs

The Mayor of London has announced that £11.6 million funding to give London councils the funds to improve their streets and local neighbourhoods.

Nottingham generating £20m a year from commercial activities

Having seen government funding fall, Nottingham City Council is generating £20 million a year from commercial activities.

£10 million winter social care fund for Welsh councils

Vaughan Gething has announced that an additional £10 million is being made available to local authorities in Wales to assist social services.

Northamptonshire agrees to sell new £53 million HQ

Northamptonshire County Council has now approved plans to sell its new £53 million One Angel Square headquarters.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.