85 per cent drop in new homes for vulnerable

Government plans have caused housing associations, who provide vital supported, sheltered and extra care housing, to slash plans to build new homes

Highest levels in a decade for housebuilding

New DCLG figures reveal that the number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008.

Hull awards waste processing contract

Hull City Council has awarded a seven-year contract to Geminor to divert more than 80 per cent of the region’s municipal waste from landfill.

Stafford waste contract to be announced

A £35 million waste contract serving households across Stafford Borough is to be awarded to Veolia.

Mayor of London appoints first chief digital officer

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed former Camden Council cabinet member Theo Blackwell as London’s first ever chief digital officer.

2,500 new school places in Essex

Essex County Council has created over 2,500 new school places ahead of the new academic year following £74 million of expansion projects.

£21m for Liverpool’s care home provision

Liverpool City Council is set to sign a £21 million deal with Shaw healthcare to build three new residential care homes for people with dementia.

Nottingham selected for revolutionary housing approach

Homes in Nottingham been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.

£100,000 to support the childcare sector in Wales

Over £100,000 has been announced by the Welsh government to support the delivery of the 30 hours of free early education and childcare.

Safeguard passengers by updating taxi legislations

The Local Government Association has called for new taxi laws to help reduce the risk of child sexual exploitation and reflect changing technologies.

£35m potential savings through estates framework

The new Estates Professional Services framework has the potential to save the public sector £35 million over the next four years.

Councils face having social care money withdrawn

County authorities could face having social care funding withdrawn, unless ‘undeliverable’ delayed transfers of care targets are met.

Local road strategy needs to tackle congestion crisis

Congestion is not just damaging the environment and air quality, but also harming UK economy and productivity, says the LGA.

General Election shows high electoral volatility

The 2017 ‘hold your nose’ General Election showed that the current First Past the Post voting system is failing, says the ERS.

New partnership approach to prevent litter

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on businesses and local authorities to join forces to prevent littering in their communities.

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The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

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