Glasgow Council remortgage deal will finance equal pay claims

Deal agreed by councillors will transfer ownership of venues to City Property Glasgow Investments LLP

Funding framework for public sector construction projects launched

Crown Commercial Service designed framework aims to provide customers and suppliers with long-term projects assurances

CIH research highlights ffordable rent 'crisis'

Analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed that more than 165,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just six years.

Children’s Commissioner calls for home education register

The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield is calling for a compulsory home education register after raising concerns about the increasing number of children who are being educated at home.

£2bn additional spend in Scottish public services

Scotland’s Finance Secretary has announced that health services and public services will benefit from more than £2 billion.

Services at risk due to £8 billion black hole

The Local Government Association is launching a new campaign to influence the forthcoming Spending Review.

Cheshire East tops national libraries survey

Cheshire East is the top unitary authority for the number of library books loaned per 1,000 population.

Gloucestershire budget to invest in children’s services

Gloucestershire County Council’s budget for 2019/20 will see almost £11 million extra invested into children’s services.

165 per cent increase in rough sleeping in last decade

The total number of people counted or estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in England has risen 165 per cent since 2010.

Councils empowering and engaging their tenants

A new report has found that creative engagement helped reinforce council housing and its tenants at the heart of communities.

£70bn blueprint to transform the North’s economy

A £70 billion plan to transform transport links across the north of England has been unveiled.

Third of young carers stressed because of responsibilities

Young people who give up time to care for someone they live with are experiencing widespread problems with their mental well-being.

Improvements to housing key for town and city centres

Improvements to housing, night-time economies, public realm and events are the main priority areas for the vitality of town and city centres.

£23 million for research into road repairs

Chris Grayling has announced £22.9 million of funding for new technology that could help stop potholes from forming.

£1m for innovative digital social care projects

Projects that support innovative uses of digital technology in the design and delivery of adult social care are set to share in new funding.

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