London borough budgets drop a fifth over seven years

London borough budgets have fallen a fifth over the last seven years, with spending on planning, transport and culture hit hardest.

More funding to reduce rough sleeping

James Brokenshire has awarded funding to Greater Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands to help the regions reduce rough sleeping.

Copenhagen-inspired cycling assessment to get further UK roll out

Sustrans has revealed that four more local authorities have joined Bike Life, a project designed to help UK cities normalise cycling.

Government must reverse care work's poor public image

The UK’s social care workforce is suffering from low pay and low esteem and must reverse its poor public image to improve recruitment and retention in the sector.

£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care

An Intergenerational Commission report argues that the struggling social care system could be ‘rescued’ with a funding boost of £2.3 billion.

£28 million to support children and young people

The government has announced that ten projects across England that support disadvantaged children and young people will receive over £28 million.

Housing should be on par with health and education

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the government to make housing a human right like health or education.

Green spaces generate £34 billion of health benefits

Fields in Trust has reported that the UK’s parks and green spaces generate over £34 billion of health and well-being benefits.

DfE announces struggling schools to face single target

Operating a single ‘trigger’ point to indicate when struggling schools require intervention would help to create a more simple education system.

UKIP collapse sees mixed results for other parties

In the first England-wide local election since the General Election, the Labour and Conservative parties have both experienced mixed results.

Council homes for homeless in Brighton

The site of a former sheltered housing scheme has been converted by Brighton City Council to provide ten new houses for homeless families.

One authority for Somerset could save £28m a year

David Fothergill, the leader of Somerset County Council, has launched an enquiry into changing the way local government is organised in the region.

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