Foundations ready to develop first wave of homes

Liverpool City Council’s ‘ethical housing company’ has set out a £50 million budget to deliver the first phase of a 10,000 build programme.

Dockless bike hire scheme to launch in Leeds

Leeds City Council has announced that deckles bike company ofo will launch a fleet of 1,000 bikes in the city centre in May.

Government error overpays councils by £36 million

What has been deemed an ‘historic error’ by the government has seen local councils overpaid a total of £36 million more than they were entitled to.

Javid approves Somerset council merge

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved the creation of a new district council covering the Somerset region.

Cardiff checks on cladding expose fire safety issues

Extra fire safety checks on Cardiff Council's high-rise blocks of flats have revealed that some cladding systems do not meet current standards.

Further funding to improve quality of adoption services

Five new Regional Adoption Agencies have been granted £3.4 million as part of the government’s ambition to create a world-leading adoption system.

Third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists this year

The CCS has confirmed that a third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for supplier applications later this year.

Committee finds rural communities being failed by government

The Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities has urged for a radical change in how the countryside is looked after.

World’s first hydrogen road sweeper in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council has taken delivery of the world’s first hydrogen road sweeper to join one of the largest hydrogen fleets in Europe.

Care leaver initiative only funding one in five

The LGA has expressed concern over an initiative for children leaving care only having enough funding to support one in five young people.

£215 million for council homelessness services

Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler has announced that councils are set to receive a share of £215 million to prevent homelessness.

Safety Greater Manchester plans published

Greater Manchester has set out their priorities for building community safety across Greater Manchester.

Debate encouraged on flood risk communities

Sir James Bevan has opened debate on whether communities at the highest risk of flooding should be abandoned and their residents permanently relocated.

£300 million investment in new homes

Sajid Javid has announced that Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire will receive shares of nearly £300 million for new homes.

Two Somerset councils merger approved

A planned merger between Somerset’s West Somerset and Taunton Deane Borough councils has been approved despite growing criticism.

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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.