Health and social care needs urgent ‘reboot’

Integrating health and social care should not be held back by issues of funding and instead needs an urgent ‘reboot’, according to a new report.

Independent taskforce for Kensington and Chelsea

Sajid Javid has announced that an independent Recovery Taskforce to run services for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Councils acquiring property for investment purposes

A new report has highlighted that an increasing number of local authorities are acquiring property for investment purposes.

Transport investment plan launched

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has launched a new strategy to address how local roads will benefit from a multi-billion pound fund.

Mayor launches initiative to improve London’s mental health

The Mayor of London has launched Thrive LDN, a new movement to improve mental health and well-being across the capital.

Devolve public spending to rural areas, urges CCN

A new report is encouraging the government to devolve public spending and tax raising powers to rural areas.

75p in every £1 of council funding cut by 2020

The LGA has warned that local government will have lost 75p out of every £1 of core central government funding that it had to spend in 2015.

Tram-train is late and five times over budget

The experimental tram-train linking Sheffield and Rotherham is expected to be delivered three years late and five times over budget.

Westminster leader calls for affordable housing tariff

A council leader has urged for local authorities to have the power to impose tariffs on developers to provide cash for more affordable housing.

New energy price cap to be considered

New plans being considered by energy regulator Ofgem include a price cap on energy bills for more households on low incomes.

Employers paying more to recruit new staff

The skills gap is costing UK businesses more than £2 billion a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing.

One in seven private renters spend half income on rent

The LGA has warned that 14 per cent of private renters are spending more than half of their total income on rent.

Green Belt being lost without improving housing crisis

The CPRE has warned that the increase in houses planned for the Green Belt remain unaffordable to those who need them.

Northern children more likely to face care process

Children facing being taken into care are 70 per cent more likely to end up in care proceedings if they live in north of England.

300 Scottish tower blocks without sprinklers

It has been revealed that more than 300 high-rise buildings across Scotland do not have potentially life-saving sprinkler systems.

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