Local gov needs data system refresh within 18 months

New research reveals that local authorities are unable to store and analyse data effectively and will need a refresh within the next 18 months.

Bidder shortlist revealed for HS2 franchise

The government has announced the companies in the running for the new West Coast Partnership rail franchise and the next South Eastern franchise.

Kensington council boss resigns over Grenfell incident

Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, has resigned following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Foundations laid for dropping ‘dementia tax’

The Queen’s Speech has laid the foundations for the scrapping of the contentious ‘dementia tax’ in England.

Cambridge City Council cutting the clutter

Cutting the clutter that makes Cambridge inaccessible is the aim of a proposed policy set to be discussed by councillors.

Oxford Lottery to raise money for local good causes

Oxford City Council have agreed to set up an Oxford Lottery to raise money for voluntary and community sector groups in the city.

Croydon housing blocks to get fire sprinklers

In response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Croydon Council will be installing fire sprinklers in twenty-five of its housing blocks.

First new homes secured for Grenfell Tower victims

The government has acquired the first set of permanent new homes to relocate residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Mayor’s plan to transform London’s transport network

Sadiq Khan has disclosed his long-term ambition to make the capital a ’fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous’ city for Londoners.

Government’s 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says OECD

A leading global education expert has criticised the government’s 30-hour free childcare plan for failing to target poor families.

House sales have dropped by nearly a third in some parts of UK, says Lloyds

Nearly one-third of house moves have dropped in some parts of the country over the last year, according to research by Lloyds Bank.

‘Urgent reform’ needed to protect our children, says NSPCC

The NSPCC has published a report which shows that change is needed so that children can get the right support.

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