Falkirk Council continues to grow its EV fleet

Falkirk Council has taken delivery of a further 10 Kia Soul EVs, taking its electric vehicle fleet to 45 vehicles in total.

10 innovative schemes win government data funding

A number of innovative schemes have won government funding to look at new ways of using location-based data to help people in their everyday lives.

Town Hall Rich List published

There were at least 2,454 council employees who received total remuneration in excess of £100,000 last year.

New guidance for councils to crack down on rogue landlords

Local authorities will receive a new package of online support as part of the government’s commitment to give greater protection to tenants.

£84 million for projects that support families

Children in and on the edge of care will benefit from £84 million of new investment for projects designed to strengthen and support families.

Soft drinks levy needs to go further, say council leaders

The LGA says that soft drinks levy funds should be used to help deliver vital public health schemes.

First Somerset Community Library Partnerships signed

Somerset County Council has announced six ‘Community Library Partnerships’ have recently been signed.

Teacher recruitment service set to save schools millions

The government has launched a new recruitment site called 'Teaching Vacancies' where schools can advertise vacant roles.

Millions spent on agency social workers

Local authorities are having to spend millions of pounds on social work agencies as they struggle to recruit permanent staff.

24 hour Ultra Low Emission Zone starts in London

Sadiq Khan has introduced the world’s toughest vehicle emissions standard in central London to help reduce toxic air pollution.

Campaign launched to recognise local gov workers

UNISON has launched a new campaign to help raise the profile of it’s 600,000 local government members.

£3 million scheme opened to regenerate village halls

A £3 million fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country has been launched.

Smarter bins for Bristol's litter efforts

Bristol City Council is to invest £1million into tackling increased reports of litter, fly-tipping and graffiti.

Panel stresses Birmingham's 'serious' financial position

Birmingham's Independent Improvement Panel has produced its final report, highlighting the council's 'immensely serious' financial position.

Campaign launched to tackle electoral fraud

A new campaign has been launched by the Electoral Commission to encourage people to protect their vote ahead of May’s local elections.

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