Pothole 'epidemic' costing £1 million a month

The AA has revealed that UK drivers and insurers are losing £1 million each month repairing damage to vehicles caused by potholes.

Commissioners appointed to Northamptonshire County Council

James Brokenshire will send commissioners into Northamptonshire County Council to ensure residents receive the high quality services they need.

Bristol seeking partner for carbon neutral target

An international search is underway as Bristol City Council seeks potential partners to help reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Northamptonshire to pursue unitary governance proposal

Northamptonshire County Council will work with borough and district councils on a proposal for unitary governance in Northamptonshire.

London borough budgets drop a fifth over seven years

London borough budgets have fallen a fifth over the last seven years, with spending on planning, transport and culture hit hardest.

More funding to reduce rough sleeping

James Brokenshire has awarded funding to Greater Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands to help the regions reduce rough sleeping.

Government must reverse care work's poor public image

The UK’s social care workforce is suffering from low pay and low esteem and must reverse its poor public image to improve recruitment and retention in the sector.

£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care

An Intergenerational Commission report argues that the struggling social care system could be ‘rescued’ with a funding boost of £2.3 billion.

£28 million to support children and young people

The government has announced that ten projects across England that support disadvantaged children and young people will receive over £28 million.

One authority for Somerset could save £28m a year

David Fothergill, the leader of Somerset County Council, has launched an enquiry into changing the way local government is organised in the region.

East Midlands councils to explore devolution deal

The county council leaders of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire have agreed to explore a devolution deal for the region.

90 per cent of councils cutting public health services

90 per cent of councils have cut spending on sexual health, alcohol misuse and weight management services.

Welsh children’s services reaching ‘crisis point’

The Welsh Local Government Association has warned that children's services in Wales are nearly ‘at crisis point’.

£568m for affordable housing in Scotland

More affordable homes will be delivered across Scotland this year after the government announced a £35 million increase to council allocations.

£1.5 million funding for council cyber efforts

The Local Government Association has been awarded £1.5 million to help improve and enhance councils’ cyber security systems.

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