£36 million of funding for enhanced flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 25 new schemes will receive a share of £36 million to improve flood protection over the next three years.

Plans announced for deposit return scheme

The Environment Secretary has announced that a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and reduce waste pollution will be consulted upon.

Javid minded to send Commissioners to Northamptonshire CC

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced action to ensure that Northamptonshire County Council improves its financial management.

£56 million flood defence ending for Welsh coasts

Hannah Blythyn has announced a £56 million programme to improve flood and coastal erosion defences across Wales.

Half a million ‘invisible’ older private renters overlooked

Older people in private rented accommodation are ‘invisible’ in policy decisions on housing and age-related issues, says new report.

£25m to help support vital bus services in Wales

A £25 million funding boost for bus services in Wales has been announced to better support necessary bus transport across 22 local authorities.

Councils spent £43.3 million on pothole compensation claims

Cycling UK says local authorities have spent at least £43.3 million dealing with compensation claims and legal costs due to potholes over the last five years.

Online shopping growth causing congestion

The Local Government Association has warned that an increase in the use of online shopping is leading to increased congestion and road deterioration.

Community Managed Libraries handover in Derby

Derby City Council has signed agreements with DHA confirming the local charity’s plans to run all ten proposed Community Managed Libraries.

Decisions on intervention sent from local plan failings

Sajid Javid has written to 15 local authorities to inform them of decisions on intervention following their continued failure to produce a local plan.

Extra £100 million for road repairs

The Department for Transport has announced that a further £100 million is being given to councils to help repair potholes.

Improve quality of footpaths to boost activity

NICE has encouraged councils to improve routes for pedestrians and cyclists to enable people to be more physically active.

£15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

Michael Ellis has announced that three cultural projects will receive a share of the £15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

£220 million Clean Air Fund launched

The government has launched a £220 million Clean Air Fund to improve air quality in some of the most polluted areas of the UK.

NHS to work with councils to improve ‘housing health’

In a bid to save money and reduce hospital visits, the NHS is to work alongside councils to improve health through better housing.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.