South Cambs paper caddies to be removed

South Cambridgeshire District Council has said that paper caddies will stop being used from mid-December in an attempt to simplify the recycling pr

Hammond to announce northern rail investment

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce an extra £300 million to improve rail links in northern England.

£10 billion Help to Buy boost

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that an extra £10 billion will be made available for the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

100 per cent business rate retention posing challenges

New independent research has revealed that 100 per cent business rate retention could harm the finances of county authorities.

London leaders urge for protection of EU citizen’s rights

Three London council leaders have urged the EU to take urgent action to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the capital.

Hull confirms £250m culture legacy plan

Hull City Council has confirmed its commitment to investing in culture with a £250 million plan.

63 per cent funding cuts taking toll on services

London Councils has warned that an increasing number of local services are on the critical list because of growing demand and inadequate funding.

Kensington & Chelsea TMO has contract terminated

Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation has had its contract to maintain social housing in the region terminated.

North East Lincolnshire’s children’s services rated Good

Ofsted has awarded North East Lincolnshire Council’s children’s services as ‘Good’.

Average house price eight times average wage

The Local Government Association has revealed that the average house price in now worth 7.72 times the average wage packet.

£8.4m to reduce emissions and waste in Scotland

Roseanna Cunningham has announced £8.4 million for projects that will increase recycling rates, reduce emissions and re-use resources.

Brighton agrees 1,000 affordable homes proposal

A key stage in a project to build 1,000 affordable homes in Brighton has been agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council councillors.

Smart bike sharing platform launched in Newcastle

A smart & sustainable bike-share has announced it will be launching in Newcastle, following successful schemes in Manchester and London.

New contract for community beds in Leeds

Leeds City Council has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across the city.

UK should adopt Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme

A new report has recommended a comprehensive Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme to achieve major energy savings in UK homes.

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