Seaside towns in desperate need of reinvention

Seaside towns and coastal communities are in desperate need of improvements to transport, housing and broadband.

Budget underspend predicted for Northamptonshire

After months of banning expenditure, new figures show that Northamptonshire County Council is forecast to be underspent.

£16 million for Newcastle housing projects

Newcastle City Council has received £16 million to support the construction of thousands of new homes.

Huge housing potential on derelict and vacant land

Analysis of councils’ Brownfield Land Registers has demonstrated the huge potential that building on vacant land has for the regeneration of towns and cities.

Government not supporting councils to prepare for Brexit

A committee of MPs has called on the government to take urgent action to enable local authorities to prepare for the consequences of Brexit.

£3 million for innovative local air quality improvements

£3 million has been made available to fund 28 innovative projects to improve air quality across local authorities in England.

New, ‘super district’ council begins operations

East Suffolk Council - a brand new local authority replacing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney - began operating on 1 April 2019.

Rise in young children taught in Pupil Referral Units

The number of primary school children in Pupil Referral Units more than doubled since 2011.

New register for home-educated children likely

The government is reportedly consulting on plans to launch a new register of children in England who are being educated at home.

£4.8m for digital social care projects

Organisations which commission adult social care services are being invited to bid for a share of £4.8 million.

Illegal toxic air for two million Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that two million Londoners are living in areas which exceed legal limits for air pollution.

Sprinkler calls led by Birmingham City Council

A campaign for the government to fund the retro-fitting of life-saving sprinklers in thousands of high-rise tower blocks is underway.

Public sector gender pay gap widens

Latest figures have shown that the public sector has failed to narrow its gender pay gap this year.

£201 million for pothole repairs

The government has announced that an extra £50 million will be given to councils to improve potholes on local roads.

Northamptonshire County Council to have section 114 notice lifted

The decision comes following a recommendation from the two government appointed inspectors who were brought in to oversee the council’s turbulent financial crisis

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