£20m to support victims of domestic abuse

76 projects across the country will receive a share of £20 million government funding to support victims of domestic abuse.

£90m budgets cuts planned for Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has revealed budget cuts of £90 million over the next three years after seeing a 68 per cent reduction in funding.

Affordable homes development opened in Gillingham

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell has visited Medway to highlight how the region is leading the way in fixing the broken housing market.

Half of London councils to refresh outdated IT

A FOI request has revealed that over half of London boroughs are currently planning to replace their IT infrastructure.

Dundee CC plans 2.5 per cent council tax rise

Dundee City Council has announced plans to increase council tax by 2.5 per cent.

Glasgow City Council considers West End university development

Glasgow Council is set to reach a vital planning decision on implementing a major billion pound development at Glasgow University.

Warrington Borough Council’s executive board has approved plans for a devolution deal with Cheshire, with a final decision due in July.

Employment rate reaches new high

The current employment rate is 74.6 per cent – the highest employment rate since records began in 1971.

19 million living on inadequate income

A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that nearly a third of the UK population is living on an ‘inadequate’ income.

Sexual infections fuelled by lack of sex education

The LGA has claimed that extending compulsory sex and relationship education in academies could reduce the diagnosis of STIs.

Northern powerhouse event criticised for male dominance

A Northern Powerhouse conference has been labelled as ‘embarrassing’ for its lack of women speakers.

OLEV calls on councils to bid for ORCS funding

The Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) has announced a new £2.5 million fund for an on-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, which is open for councils to bid on.

Pembrokeshire Council has backed St Davids - the smallest city in the UK, plan to become the 2021 City of Culture.

 Councils pay out £35m in unfit housing legal fees

Information collated via a BBC Freedom of Information (FoI) request has found that councils in England have paid out over £35 million in compensation fees to tenants living in unfit council homes, over the past five years.

Pensioners incomes exceeds working families

Research has revealed that pensioners in the UK are now an average of £20 a week better off than working households.

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