Council secures Living Wage accreditation

The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative will see everyone working at North Lanarkshire Council receive at least a minimum hourly pay of £8.45.

£2.1 million to improve Aylesbury roads

Buckinghamshire County Council has made a bid of £2.1 million for road improvements in Aylesbury.

Thousands living in fuel poverty benefited

Over 3,300 households dealing with fuel poverty in Liverpool have benefited from a partnership between energy giant Scottish Power and the Mayor's Hope Fund.

Scheme to buy back former council homes

A proposal for a trial scheme to enable Brighton & Hove City Council to buy back former council homes is to be considered by councillors.

Urban transport authorities set out way forward

Blueprint for better urban transport shows vision for change on devolution and investment.

Government launches plan to accelerate growth of green finance

New measures to accelerate investment in clean growth by building on the UK’s strength in green finance will be set out soon.

Standards strengthened for councillors and mayors

Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils.

City Centre Masterplan project to brighten Aberdeen

Proposals to help Aberdeen light up as never before are to be drawn up under the City Centre Masterplan, with a project to showcase statues and other features.

First Cycle Superhighways in Cardiff could be built by 2021

Cyclists in Cardiff could be riding along the city’s first Cycle Superhighways by 2021, according to a new report.

11,000 new city homes by 2022

11,000 new homes are anticipated to be built in Cardiff city over the next five years, a report has revealed.

Edinburgh most prosperous UK city outside London

Edinburgh continues to be the most prosperous UK city outside London and has the fastest growing population in the UK with the exception of Manchester.

£12 million to transform Norfolk’s children’s services

The £12 million four-year programme is hoped to reduce the numbers of children in care and improve services to children and families.

Environment Secretary meets Scottish industry leaders on future of UK farming

Michael Gove has met with the Scottish farming and fishing leaders to discuss the future of the farming and fishing industries outside the EU.

More homes to be protected from flooding in Essex

Essex residents can now apply for extra funding to help prevent their homes from being flooded.

Number of people living in temporary accommodation in Oxford at all time low

Only 87 households were in temporary accommodation in and around Oxford this August, down from 96 at the end of March 2017.

Council pledge for Derby’s children in care

The Children and Young People and Safeguarding cabinet has updated the council’s pledge to Derby’s children in care.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.