£7.5 million fund for councils' digital innovation

Councils seeking to transform their public services through digital innovation can now apply to a new £7.5 million fund.

Local government urged to consider electric or hybrid

Local authorities have been encouraged to consider replacing high polluting vehicles with low-emission ones at the end of their working life.

Council’s poor record keeping highlighted in study

An investigation into council spend has revealed large inconsistencies in how local councils keep and record information.

Local gov spending remaining with top suppliers

New research has found that, despite the collapse of Carillion, more than half of English council spending goes to a handful of the top suppliers.

Green fleet plans for Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has announced its ambition to convert its entire fleet to green vehicles.

New funding for social care information sharing

£1.4 million will help demonstrate how digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.

Strained social care at increased risk of collapse

Adult social care system is at heightened risk of collapse as increasing strain is being put on millions of unpaid carers.

Council cuts stripping authorities to core

The CCN has warned that the ‘worst is yet to come’ as it predicts ‘unpalatable cutbacks’ next year amid further reductions to local authority funding.

£120m to be borrowed for Oxfordshire infrastructure

Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to borrow up to £120 million to invest in infrastructure improvements, including road and property repairs.

Brexit voting towns most likely to suffer

Towns who were more likely to vote leave in the EU referendum are the areas of the UK that could lose most from the Brexit process.

Pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia

A new study has said that air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia.

Rotherham commissioners removed following intervention

The government has announced that its intervention in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is to end on 24 September.

May to announce £2 billion for social housing

Theresa May is to announce a £2 billion investment to build new council housing in England.

Reward district councils for role in building homes

District councils should be rewarded for delivering more homes amid large cuts in their spending power.

Norfolk CC could shut 46 of its 53 children’s centres

Under new proposals, Norfolk County Council has recommended shutting 46 out of 53 centres when their contracts end in September 2019.

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