Pothole related call-outs highest in over decade

The RAC has reported that breakdowns caused by potholes in the first quarter of 2018 were the third highest recorded since 2006.

Majority want long-term social care funding inclusion

85 per cent of health leaders believe that the long-term funding settlement recently announced by the Prime Minister should include both the NHS and social care.

Lancashire plans reduction to community transport budget

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet is consulting on proposals to reduce it's community transport budget to meet a £144 million funding gap.

London council fined for data breach

The ICO has fined the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea £120,000 for a data breach.

Young people face prospect of never owning home

Policy makers should radically reform the private rental sector as a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home.

First choice primary school for majority in England

An estimated 90 per cent of pupils were offered a place at their first choice of primary school this year.

Bristol first authority to become ‘Ban the Box’ employer

Bristol City Council has announced that it has become the first local authority in the UK to become a ‘Ban the Box’ employer.

Northamptonshire appoints new council leader

Matthew Golby has been selected as the new leader of Northamptonshire County Council, having been acting leader since Heather Smith’s resignation.

Canterbury outlines plan to tackle air pollution

Canterbury City Council has released its first draft of its Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) in hopes of improving air quality across the district.

New strategy to tackle dementia in Lancashire

A new Dementia Friendly Lancashire strategy has outlined how the Lancashire County Council will address dementia between 2018 and 2023.

Waste services competition to maximise flexibility claim contested

The ESA has said that councils should use outsourcing to deliver cost savings and drive innovation in service delivery for their residents.

GMB Scotland will recommend its Local Government membership rejects the pay offer put forward by leaders at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

IFS: 100% business rates retention pilots could generate £870 million in extra funding

Pilots could help the government maintain momentum behind its changes to the local government finance system

Government Property Agency to generate £1 billion

The Cabinet Office launched the Government Property Agency (GPA) on 1 April with the aim to generate more than £1 billion in financial savings.

72 per cent of counties suffering from poor broadband speeds

Broadband speeds in rural areas are up to three times slower than neighbouring cities, experiencing below the national average download speed.

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Event Diary

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