Liverpool to set out 15 year plan for growth

Liverpool City Council is on the brink of publishing its Local Plan that will set out plans to create 35,000 new homes.

Councils support threatened live music venues

The LGA has joined a cross-party campaign which will see a person or business responsible for a change in noise conditions being held responsible for managing that change.

Brighton pinpoints potential housing brownfield sites

Brighton City Council has identified 180 brownfield sites as having potential to provide space for a number of new homes that the region needs.

New measures to cut down on unfair leasehold practices

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced new measures to crackdown on unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system.

Government complacency has failed homelessness

Homelessness across England is now ‘a national crisis’, with a new report sating the government’s attitude has been 'unacceptably complacent'.

New public online database for landlords in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new public online database to protect people privately renting homes in the capital.

Gove outlines four-point plastic waste plan

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has told the BBC of his four-point plan for tackling plastic waste.

Herefordshire pledges to support more refugees

Herefordshire County Council has agreed to support more refugees as part of the Home Office’s various resettlement schemes.

Homelessness affecting new groups of people

Homelessness is increasingly affecting families from areas and professions that would never have encountered the problem before, says the LGO.

£6 million loan proposal for affordable homes

South Lakeland District Council is planning to lend £6 million to housing associations in the region to address the shortage of rental homes.

Sprinkler systems for Manchester’s council-owned high rises

Manchester City Council is set to approve the installation of sprinklers in the 36 council-owned high rise properties.

Brownfield land not the only solution to housing crisis

A new report has argued that the amount of brownfield land available will not be enough to meet the current housing need.

National Transfer Scheme to be expanded

A scheme ensuring that the care responsibilities of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is shared by local authorities is to be extended.

Liverpool City council to establish housing company

Liverpool City Council has announced plans to set up an ethical housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes across the city.

128,000 children to be homeless on Christmas day

A new report has revealed that a shocking 128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.