Swansea considering own energy company

Swansea Council is considering introducing a new, arm's length energy company to help cut household and business energy bills across the city.

Some buildings in unsafe condition after removal of combustible cladding

MPs to raise urgent concerns with the government after finding that some buildings have been left in an unsafe condition after cladding was removed.

Poorest areas in England becoming fast food hotspots

England’s poorest areas are becoming fast food hotspots, with as many as five times more outlets found in these communities than in the most affluent.

£2 million to aid Leicestershire’s children’s centres

Leicestershire County Council is planning to invest £2 million in a new Family Wellbeing Service to help keep more children’s centres open.

Cardiff Council launches the ‘Cardiff Gov' App

Residents in Cardiff have been given a new way of connecting digitally with the council following the launch of the ‘Cardiff Gov' App.

Homeless children reaches highest level since 2007

More than 123,000 children were housed in temporary accommodation in England in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of nearly 80 per cent since 2011.

Sharing services saves taxpayers £840 million

Local Government Association analysis has revealed that more than £800 million of taxpayers’ money has been saved by councils sharing services.

£105m boost for joined up care in Wales

A £10 million a year fund will be boosted to £105 million over the next three years to help deliver more joined up care closer to home in Wales.

Counties call for pre-Spending Review cash

England’s largest councils have warned ‘the worst is yet to come’ unless government provides counties with additional funding ahead of the Spending Review.

Leeds joins efforts to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling

Leeds City Council will be piloting a number of new recycling facilities in Leeds City Centre for six months from September 2018.

Any 'EU dividend' will be hard to calculate

The Public Accounts Committee finds that any 'EU dividend' will be hard to calculate and, if it materialises, is some years away, as it urges for clarity on Brexit cost.

Bristol cabinet to consider proposal to keep all Libraries open

A report to Bristol City Council’s cabinet has recommended that all of Bristol’s 27 libraries should be retained.

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