Leicestershire hits emissions target four years early

Leicestershire County Council has reached its greenhouse gas emissions target four years ahead of schedule.

Liverpool City council to establish housing company

Liverpool City Council has announced plans to set up an ethical housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes across the city.

UK City of Culture 2021 to be hosted by Coventry

Arts Minister John Glen has announced that the title of UK City of Culture 2021 will be hosted by Coventry, who will take the title from Hull.

Local gov unions to consider council pay offer

GMB, UNISON and Unite will consider proposals outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff.

128,000 children to be homeless on Christmas day

A new report has revealed that a shocking 128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas.

Social worker accreditation system plans revealed

Robert Goodwill has announced that five local authorities will be involved in the initial roll out of the NAAS for social workers.

Leeds proposes three per cent council tax increase

Leeds City Council is proposing adding an extra three per cent to council tax to help with the hugely burgeoning cost of care.

Construction productivity could deliver £15bn

New government plans to boost the construction sector’s productivity could potentially generate savings of £15 billion a year.

First council houses in Gateshead for 30 years

Gateshead Council has given the green light to the building of the first new council houses to be designed and built by the council for 30 years.

Electronics to reduce fuel bills on council refuse lorries

South Northamptonshire Council is incorporating advanced telematics to help cut fuel bills on its refuse vehicles and electric vehicles.

North of the Tyne devolution details released

Ministers have revealed details of the North of Tyne devolution deal which will see the region benefit from £600 million of new government investment.

More West Sussex schools join renewables project

Two schools in Crawley and Horsham are the latest to join the West Sussex County Council Solar Power for Schools programme.

£30 million to improve road safety for HS2 communities

£30 million of funding for towns and villages along the route of the new High Speed Two railway will help improve road and cycle safety.

Community libraries gets council backing in Bath

Proposals to develop community libraries have been backed by Bath & North East Somerset Council who plan to keep the mobile service operating.

Government cuts to floods fund ‘dangerously wrong’

Recent flooding in Lancashire has led to Labour suggesting that cuts to flood funding shows that the government has ‘called it dangerously wrong’.

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