Extra £7 million for Bath’s children and adult care services

Bath & North East Somerset Council has approved budget plans that include an extra £7 million will be spent on children and adult care services.

Aberdeen Council considering nearly 400 job cuts

Aberdeen City Council is to cut 230 full-time posts in an attempt to cut costs, while 140 roles that are currently vacant will not be filled in future.

Number of police officers drop by 1,200

New Home Office figures reveal that the number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen by 1,213 in six months.

Over 400 Birmingham buses to get pollution busting tech

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been awarded £4.5 million to retrofit more than 400 buses with kits that tackle exhaust emissions.

Oxford to introduce fully-electric double-decker bus

Oxford City Council has won £1.7 million to introduce the first fully-electric double-decker buses to the city later this year.

Planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has warned that the government's planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently.

One million employers enrol staff into a workplace pension

With the June 2018 deadline approaching, one million UK employers have enrolled staff into a workplace pension.

Newcastle launches clean-up of the city

Newcastle City Council has announced a £1 million clean-up of the city to sweep the streets, pick up litter, remove dog mess and erase graffiti.

Birmingham makes green pledges in light of cuts

Birmingham City Council has pledged increased investment in housing, social care and cleaner streets in its budget plans.

More than half of councils plan to close children’s centres

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed that over half of councils in England are planning to slash costs by closing children’s centres.

£3.3m to help tackle air pollution in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has announced a new £3.3 million project to improve air quality by cutting harmful emissions from buses.

New LED lights for Liverpool’s streets

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has revealed that a total of 15,000 street lights will be fitted with new LED lights over the next year.

Reduced increase to council tax in Manchester budget

Manchester City Council has lowered its original increase in council tax from 4.99 per cent to 3.49 per cent.

Lack of funding undermining care workforce

The NAO has warned that a lack of planning and funding has undermined the care sector to the extent that it can no longer fill key posts.

Council tax set to rise in 95 per cent of councils

Council tax is set to rise in 95 per cent of councils as a direct result of concerns for their financial stability.

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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.