LHA freeze risks increasing homelessness

The LGA has warned that the freeze on Local Housing Allowance LHA risks an increase in homelessness in the private sector.

Council’s clampdown on contaminated recycling

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is calling on residents not to waste their waste in response to the increasing problem of contaminated recycling.

Councils turning to commercialisation to avoid austerity

Local authorities are increasingly turning to commercialisation to drive forward their communities and look beyond current austerity measures.

Majority of affordable homes lost because of legal loophole

New research has revealed that property developers are avoiding building thousands of affordable homes each year due to a legal loophole.

Government to introduce Draft Tenant Fees Bill

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that a new draft Tenant Fees Bill will be introduced to Parliament to ban letting fees.

Hertfordshire unveils vision for the future of transport

Hertfordshire County Council has unveiled its Local Transport Plan which promotes the use of walking, cycling and public transport.

Government urged to tackle regional imbalances

The Industrial Strategy Commission has urged the government to commit to a universal basic infrastructure and tackle Britain’s regional imbalances.

Mayors call for further city-region devolution

Britain’s seven regional and city-wide Mayors are to urge the government to significantly increase the pace and scale of city-region devolution.

Local communities pledge to fight dementia

The NALC and the Alzheimer’s Society have signed a strategic plan to encourage local communities in fighting dementia.

Manchester Library

A consortium, including Manchester City Council, has been successful in its bid to join global UNESCO Cities of Literature network.

Majority of UK drivers think traffic is worsening

The 2017 RAC Report on Motoring has revealed that one half of UK drivers believe traffic on major roads has increased.

Supported housing gets funding boost

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced a new approach to encourage the supply of a wide range of supported housing.

Cambridge tackles congestion and air quality

Cambridge City Council is seeking to reduce congestion by changing the cost of parking in the council’s car parks.

Natural flood management benefits highlighted

The Environment Agency has published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk.

One in five councils using MetalMatter campaign

Since its launch in 2012, one in five councils are using the MetalMatters recycling campaign to increase the metal packaging captured at kerbside.

Pages

Event Diary

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.