Devon County Council awards residual waste contract

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has been awarded a contract by Devon County Council to develop a new waste transfer station.

Electric truck proposal for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has applied for funding to convert two of its retired refuse collection vehicles to run on the waste taken away from households.

MPs say that plans to solve housing crisis will fail

The Treasury Select Committee has said that government plans to tackle the housing crisis will fail without further reforms.

SMEs could be worst affected by Brexit

Small and medium-sized businesses may be worst affected when the UK leaves the European Union.

‘Continued progress’ for Birmingham’s children’s services

An Ofsted report of Birmingham City Council’s children’s services has heralded ‘continued progress’ and improvement in the quality of social work.

Council introduces charge for building type waste

Leeds City Council is to introduce a charge residents looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting site.

New Office for Product Safety and Standards

The Department for BEIS has announced the creation of a new office tasked with identifying consumer risks and managing responses to large-scale product recalls and repairs.

Ministers accused of undermining children's centres

New analysis shows that approximately 1,000 children’s centres across England have not been inspected for over five years.

District councils campaign against ‘unfair’ council tax measures

The District Councils’ Network has urged for changes to the ‘unfair’ system governing council tax increases which are curbing their key role in prevention.

Local services stretched by ‘unprecedented’ elderly population

Figures from the CCN have indicated that local services are at breaking point as a result of an increasingly elderly population and ‘outdated’ government funding.

£29m council funding for vulnerable children

Sajid Javid has announced that councils will receive an additional £29 million to boost their support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Essex announces £300m budget spending plan

Essex County Council’s budget proposals for 2018/19 include investment in the region’s roads, schools and homes.

Shared services proposal gets green light in Northumberland

Plans for Newcastle City Council and Northumberland County Council to merge their transactional services have taken a major step forward.

Lowest-income households facing debt

New research has revealed that a third of the lowest-income households in Britain have loans and credit card debts that outstrip the assets they hold.

Management of rivers could go to communities

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation on proposals to transfer ‘flood risk management activities’ of watercourses to local groups.

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Flood & Coast has become the authoritative annual exhibition and conference for anyone involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management in the UK.

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