Clean Bus Technology Fund: 14 councils to share £25m

1817 buses are expected to be retrofitted to bring buses up to low emission standards

Recycling and waste infrastructure 'creaking' says report

The UK’s recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail, packaging manufacturer DS Smith ha

Local income tax 'best option' for devolution, says IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report released today states that income tax seems the most promising candidate for partial devolution.

Troubled Families Scheme: LGA calls for continued funding, Brokenshire wants it renamed

The Local Government Association has called for continued funding for the Troubled Families programme after an evaluation found the scheme has helped hundreds of thousands of families.

Seven assessors jailed for housing benefit fraud

Assessors working for Lambeth, Kingston and Barking and Dagenham created false housing benefit claims over a period of six years

Housing Diversity Day: New report highlights social housing diversity

The Human City Institute has published a report addressing the diversity of the social tenants over the last two decades.

Funding announced to clean up high streets

Councils across England are to receive a share of £9.75 million to help cleani up high streets and town centres, Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP confirmed.

Huge rise in Modern Slavery referrals by Councils

New figures from the National Crime Agency show that referrals of potential victims of modern slavery made by councils have soared ninefold in five

PAC: One in five public bodies failing to safeguard value for money

The numbers are worst for local NHS bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups and Hospital Trusts, where 38% did not have proper arrangements.

Spring Statement: Housing and Infrastructure

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond's short Spring Statement set out further steps the Government is taking to attempt to fix the 'broken' housing market.

LGA Survey suggests further housing reforms needed

92 per cent of councils say more support from government is needed if they are to return to being major housebuilders

LGA warns against further cuts to council Youth Offending Teams

The LGA says that funding for youth offending teams (YOTs) within councils has been halved from £145 million in 2010/11 to £71.5 million in 2018/19.

Foster parents of Parsons Green bomber to sue Surrey Council

Surrey County Council has been accused of negligence by the foster parents of the Parsons Green bomber who claim the authority failed to warn them he had been radicalised.

Bradford Council tackles anti-social driving

Bradford Council has introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle anti-social driving.

CIPFA reveals second highest council tax increase in ten years

Rob Whiteman: “The extent of the rises across the country are a reflection of the incredible fiscal pressure faced by local authorities and police"


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