Substantial increase in affordable homes in West Midlands

The West Midlands saw a 33 per cent increase in affordable homes completed during the last year, which is three times the national average.

Public service delivery overhaul in Manchester

Andy Burnham has labelled the new Greater Manchester model of public service delivery as a ‘big test for devolution’ for the region.

Developing the future of Cambridgeshire focus of plans

Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed funding of more than £30 million to develop four new clean energy schemes in the region.

Westminster austerity agenda costs Wales 28,000 jobs

28,100 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales since 2010 as a result of severe spending cuts driven by the UK Westminster government.

New roadmap for public libraries launched

A new initiative has been launched to explore different options for how libraries could be better funded and managed.

Two-step solution for flood protection in Leeds

Leeds City Council has announced proposals to proceed with a ‘pragmatic two-step solution’ to provide enhanced flood protection measures.

Coastal Revival funding to restore coastal landmarks

Almost £1 million has been awarded to 25 projects to restore coastal landmarks and bring economic growth to coastal communities.

Free EV charge points across West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced that 88 new, free electric vehicles rapid-charge points are to be installed from next year.

Sheffield’s parks to benefit from new five-year strategy

Sheffield City Council has set out its ambitions for the city’s parks with a new five-year strategy that could see millions invested in green spaces.

Social rent construction significantly drops in decade

New figures show that the number of new homes built for social rent has fallen by almost four-fifths in a decade.

320,000 people homeless in Britain

Shelter has said that there has been a 13,000 increase in the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain from last year.

Public service spending higher in Wales

Wales continues to invest more in key public services than other parts of the UK, especially in health and social services.

Transport spend in London twice that in the North

Transport spending per person has gone up twice as much in London as in the North since the Northern Powerhouse agenda was introduced in 2014.

£15m to place children outside of Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council has spent more than £15 million since the start of April placing children in care homes in other parts of the country.

Parking profits rise again for English councils

RAC Foundation reports that councils in England have seen their parking ‘profits’ rise by 32 per cent in the last four years.

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