UK must build flood resilient homes

A new report has urged the government to create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage.

East Midlands councils to explore devolution deal

The county council leaders of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire have agreed to explore a devolution deal for the region.

90 per cent of councils cutting public health services

90 per cent of councils have cut spending on sexual health, alcohol misuse and weight management services.

New report details most polluted towns and cities

A new WHO report has revealed that 47 towns and cities across the UK have reached or have exceeded air pollution limits.

Welsh children’s services reaching ‘crisis point’

The Welsh Local Government Association has warned that children's services in Wales are nearly ‘at crisis point’.

£568m for affordable housing in Scotland

More affordable homes will be delivered across Scotland this year after the government announced a £35 million increase to council allocations.

Review launched into carbon monoxide alarms

Dominic Raab has announced that a review will be taken into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England.

£1.5 million funding for council cyber efforts

The Local Government Association has been awarded £1.5 million to help improve and enhance councils’ cyber security systems.

Leicestershire to roll-out Smart Libraries network

Leicestershire County Council has confirmed that up to 14 libraries in the region will be converted to ‘Smart Libraries’.

Brokenshire new Communites Secretary

Following Amber Rudd’s recent resignation, Theresa May has announced that Sajid Javid has been named as the new Home Secretary.

£8.5m fund to improve early language and literacy development

An £8.5 million programme has opened for local authorities to fund projects to improve early language and literacy development for disadvantaged children.

Government ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’

The APPG on Housing and Care for Older People has reported that government policies are ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’ in rural areas.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.