Khan seeks to boost affordable housing in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has set out his innovative approach to increasing the levels of affordable housing in the capital.

Basildon Council to lead multi-million euro project

Basildon Council has been awarded a €600,000 share of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) to enhance markets in the borough.

Midlands Mayor presses for greater powers and funding

The Mayor of the West Midlands has met with Prime Minister Theresa May to push the case for further devolution of powers and funding to the region.

Highest number of young people in poverty for a decade

A new report has found that more vulnerable young people are living in poverty than at any time in the previous 10 years.

Housing Advisers Programme launched by LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) has unveiled a new scheme to assist councils in tackling local housing challenges.

Five warning signs of council financial stress

CIPFA is urging councils to watch for five warning signs of financial stress.

New framework to cut price of contact centre services

CCS has released a new framework to help the public sector maximise the money it spends on contact or call centres.

Rented accommodation scheme launched in West of England

A scheme aimed at helping tenants find good quality rented accommodation has been launched across the West of England.

Suppliers sign up to Prompt Payment Code

32 of the biggest government suppliers have voluntarily committed to pay 95 per cent of invoices within 60 days, which is good news for small businesses.

Volunteers needed to preserve London’s parks

Volunteers may need to be recruited across London to preserve parks as a number of local authorities plan to withdraw all funding by 2020.

Councils acquiring property for investment purposes

A new report has highlighted that an increasing number of local authorities are acquiring property for investment purposes.

Transport investment plan launched

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has launched a new strategy to address how local roads will benefit from a multi-billion pound fund.

A £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund has been launched by Sajid Javid to help unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand.

Devolve public spending to rural areas, urges CCN

A new report is encouraging the government to devolve public spending and tax raising powers to rural areas.

75p in every £1 of council funding cut by 2020

The LGA has warned that local government will have lost 75p out of every £1 of core central government funding that it had to spend in 2015.

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