The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has backed proposals for a Solent combined authority.

The government will invest £320 million over the next five years to take low carbon heat and supply it to keep homes and businesses warm.

Barking and Dagenham Council has launched its own ‘right to invest’ plan, to enable tenants to buy a stake in their home.

Arun, Chichester and Horsham District Councils are exploring plans to share services in a bid to save £2 million a year and improve services.

850,000 new jobs could be available in the north of England because of the Northern Powerhouse devolution programme, review says.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect team has developed a new safe and segregated nine mile cycle superhighway.

Official figures have shown that councils are planning to use £1.9 billion of cash reserves in order to fund services for the next financial year.

Stockport Council has signed a deal with Nutanix to reduce its data centre footprint and move its information to an enterprise cloud solution.

Norwich City Council and Breckland Council have both rejected the proposed East Anglia devolution deal, leaving its future uncertain.

A new report has called on the government to set up a health and social care department to support greater integration.

Norfolk County Council has given the go ahead to have a joint devolution plan with its neighbour Suffolk County Council.

Cornwall Council has called on the government to assure it that it will replace the funding it received from the EU with further investment.

Cornwall Council has been praised by Ofsted for the radical turnaround of it’s children services.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has had to undertake a quick shadow cabinet reshuffle following mass resignations.

Centre for Cities has warned that British devolution faces a ‘standstill following the vote for the UK to leave the European Union.

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