£350 million announced to improve local roads

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced the £345.3 million funding package to improve local roads and public transport.

Liverpool launches empty homes matching scheme

Liverpool City Council is launching a new matchmaking service to link buyers and sellers of vacant properties.

New litter partnership for Keep Britian Tidy

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is to work with Coca-Cola to boost litter prevention and inspire volunteers to keep the UK clean.

Funding black hole to treble in next four years

The 'unsustainable' funding black hole facing county authorities will treble to £2.54 billion over the next four years.

Brexit and local authority inquiry launched

The Communities and Local Government Committee will examine the impact of Brexit on local authorities and the role they could play post-Brexit.

Fly-tipping costing taxpayers £58 million

Over one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England last year.

Islington launches London’s first municipal energy provider

Islington Council has launched London’s first municipal energy provider in more than a century.

Councils fixing 1.75 million potholes a year

New research from Confused.com has highlighted the depth of the UK’s pothole problem, with 1,031,787 potholes reported by drivers in 2016 alone.

Councils need further cyber funding

The LGA says that councils needs more funding to ensure their computer systems, infrastructure and data are protected against cyber attacks.

£8.4m high rise safety programme in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will continue with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks.

Housing benefit cuts prompt rent rises

The IFS has said that households on low incomes are left exposed to rent increases as housing costs dominate their spend.

Glasgow’s commercial waste pilot to get city-wide roll-out

Glasgow City Council's pilot project to tackle issues around commercial waste in the city centre is to be rolled out further.

London to retain more business rates income

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has agreed a deal that will enable London to retain more of the money it raises through business rates.

UK faces elderly homelessness ‘time bomb’

The LGA has warned that the UK is facing a ‘ticking time bomb’ over rising numbers of homeless older people.

£2 million affordable housing in Manchester

A new Housing Affordability Fund, released by Manchester City Council, will help to build 2,500 more affordable homes in the next five years.

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