Khan scraps Thames Garden Bridge plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the GLA will not provide the vital financial guarantees needed for construction to begin.

Government housing plans lack ambition

A report has claimed that the government is dependent on a ‘broken’ market, and lacks ambition in addressing current housing needs.

£6.4 billion of infrastructure projects for Scotland

Infrastructure projects worth almost £6.4 billion will be under construction throughout Scotland in 2017.

Tougher speeding penalties come into force

Harsher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales.

Fleet investment secures weekly refuse collections

Adur and Worthing Councils have announced the £4.2 million purchase of 24 new waste trucks to maintain the weekly collection of residential refuse.

£1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

The government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys.

Councils should have ‘full control’ of taxation, says think tank

Reform Scotland has called for a radical reform of local government taxation ahead of the local government elections next month.

Surveyors retain bleak perception of property market

RICS latest monthly survey shows that property surveyors are gloomy about the current state of the housing market.

Council playground closures highlighted

The Association of Play Industries has revealed the extent to which local authorities across the country have been closing children’s playgrounds.

Over 2,000 council staff earn more than £100,000

New figures have revealed that at least 2,314 council employees received total remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2015-16.

Social care system seeing 900 workers quit daily

New figures reveal that over 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, representing a collapse in the system.

Third unaware of broadband price increases

Broadband prices rise by an average 43 per cent when fixed term deals end, with many customers unaware of the increase in cost.

Trade unions set to face £20,000 fines for breaking governance laws

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on new fines of up to £20,000 for trade unions who are breaking governance laws.

Bristol City Council to implement more cuts

Worker’s rights union Unison has claimed that Bristol City Council is set to make a further 828 job cuts in order to balance the books.

Success of parking fine appeals dependent on council, figures show

Data collated via a Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted by the Press Association has indicated that the chances of successfully challenging parking fines varies widely depending on where drivers get a ticket.

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