DfT announces £23m cash injection for hydrogen powered vehicles

The DfT has announced a new £23 million fund aimed at accelerating the take up of hydrogen vehicles and roll out more cutting-edge infrastructure.

95 UK council care firm contracts cancelled over lack payments

According to a BBC Panorama investigation, 95 UK councils have had their contract with care firms cancelled because the firms were unable to deliv

Tower Hamlets to receive full control of powers

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said that full powers could be returned to Tower Hamlets council following a two-year intervention by central government.

LGO raises concern over changes to school transport policy

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has warned that changes to councils’ transport policies are having a negative effect on children trying to get to school.

Wirral Council to invest £1bn in Birkenhead regeneration

Wirral Council has revealed plans for the transformation of Wirral through a £1 billion development opportunity.

Waveney District Council calls for better storm response

Waveney District has published a report making a series of recommendations to improve the response to storms, after it labelled the response to January’s storm surge ‘inadequate’.

Wales councils have slowest download speeds

Figures from the House of Commons library have shown that seven out of 10 of the council wards with the slowest download speeds are in Wales.

£45 million HCA loan for Cambridgeshire homes

The HCA has announced it will provide a £45 million loan to build over 4,500 new homes at a site near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

New mayor set for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal has been agreed, with a new mayor to be elected on 4 May.

Cleaning litter from Welsh streets costing £3.5 million

A new Keep Wales Tidy survey has revealed that collecting and disposing of litter discarded on Welsh roads is costing £3.5 million a year.

Cuts leave school support services at risk

Many local authorities face being unable to meet their legal obligations to schools, the Local Government Association has warned.

DCLG introduces flexible homelessness support grant

Councils will gain greater flexibility to prioritise homelessness prevention under a new flexible homelessness support grant.

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