North of the Tyne devolution details released

Ministers have revealed details of the North of Tyne devolution deal which will see the region benefit from £600 million of new government investment.

£30 million to improve road safety for HS2 communities

£30 million of funding for towns and villages along the route of the new High Speed Two railway will help improve road and cycle safety.

Community libraries gets council backing in Bath

Proposals to develop community libraries have been backed by Bath & North East Somerset Council who plan to keep the mobile service operating.

Burnham continues homelessness push

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has announced a new wave of radical proposals to address homelessness and save lives as winter draws in.

Second Lancashire library reopens

Lancashire County Council has announced that a second library has reopened to the public under a flagship programme.

Leicester City Council backs living wage increase

1,800 low paid workers employed by Leicester City Council will receive a pay rise in line with an increase in the real Living Wage.

London council leaders seek housing freedoms

The Mayor of London and 21 London boroughs are urging the government to give the capital the investment it needs to build more affordable homes.

London councils plan £380m fire safety spend

Research has found that London councils are expecting to spend approximately £383 million to make social housing safer following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Pay cap reduces spending by £8.5bn this year

New analysis by the TUC union has revealed that the public sector pay cap has reduced spending power in England by £8.5 billion this year.

£200m spend needed for 'high risk' roads

The Road Safety Foundation has urged the government to immediately spend £200 million to tackle its most ‘high risk roads’.

Social care measures needs to be brought forward

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant pressures facing the sector.

Government cuts hit the north hardest

New government figures on public spending have revealed that the north of England has seen the biggest cuts in spending over the past five years.

Outsourcing in public sector spikes in Q3

Local authorities and central government departments procured contracts worth £723 million between July and September 2017.

London and Manchester mayors seek end to police cuts

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, have urged the Chancellor to end the police funding crisis.

Hertfordshire signals next stage off libraries plans

Councillors in Hertfordshire have given the green light to the new priorities for the region’s libraries for 2018 - 2021.

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