Sexism is ‘commonplace’ in local government

A new report by the Fawcett Society has revealed that sexism is commonplace in local government.

Free schools policy questioned in report

The Public Accounts Committee has revealed that efforts to meet targets for new free schools does not represent the best use of limited funds.

HIV progress stunted by complex health system, report shows

A new report from The King’s Fund has outlined that the complexity of the health system in England, including the need for councils to better integrate with health services, is holding back progress in meeting the needs of people with HIV.

Edinburgh CC new depot to improve waste service

Edinburgh City Council has announced the operation of a new, £9 million waste depot which will help to deliver a more resilient service for the city.

Government mustn’t ignore neighbourhood services investment, APSE urges

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has published a report suggesting budgets for neighbourhood services are in a parlous state.

Portsmouth CC approves homeless bus scheme

Portsmouth City Council has pledged its support the Rucksack Project, a plan to turn a double-decker bus into a homeless shelter.

Council delays result in elderly missing on personal care

Charity Age Scotland has warned that thousands of elderly people are missing out on free personal care because of council delays to assessments and care arrangements.

NI electronic voter registration not in place for snap election

An electronic voter registration will not be in place in Northern Ireland for the snap general election on 8 June, despite legislation being passed in December to implement the systems.

Report explores digital leadership in local government

The LGiU has found that local councillors are not ‘digital dinosaurs’ as it investigates digital technology, governance and leadership in local authorities.

New partnership to manage waste collection in Surrey

Joint Waste Solutions will oversee waste collection across four Surrey councils and save around £2.5 million a year.

Dundee council to provide EV-only parking bays

Plans to provide electric vehicle-only parking bays in Dundee in two city parks is underway.

Fleet investment secures weekly refuse collections

Adur and Worthing Councils have announced the £4.2 million purchase of 24 new waste trucks to maintain the weekly collection of residential refuse.

£1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

The government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys.

Over 200,000 homes in England lying empty

Figures have revealed that over 200,000 homes in England were empty for at least six months during 2016.

OAS calls on local gov to improve school meals

Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) has called on local government election candidates to commit to transform school meals in Scotland to create a healthy eating culture.

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