Brighton pinpoints potential housing brownfield sites

Brighton City Council has identified 180 brownfield sites as having potential to provide space for a number of new homes that the region needs.

£330 million to tackle societal challenges

£330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless and disadvantaged young people over the next four years.

Stamp duty cut has saved thousands already

The Prime Minister has said that around 16,000 people have already benefited from the changes to stamp duty announced in the autumn Budget.

Councils paying excessive costs for paper

Some councils are paying up to seven times more for paper than others, an investigation has revealed.

Croydon issues funding warning to government

The first council retrofitting sprinklers since the Grenfell tragedy has warned that councils face an ‘unprecedented funding gap’ in improving tower block fire safety without government help.

Cardiff Council approves £284 million investment

Cardiff Council has approved plans for the largest single investment in Cardiff schools, worth £284 million.

New network installed to provide cheap green energy for Bristol

Bristol Heat Networks is to be expanded to help local businesses and houses access low carbon and sustainable forms of heat and energy.

Councils forced to spend ‘valuable resources’ tackling effects of UC

Local authorities are being forced to spend their own resources tackling the effects of Universal Credit and preparing for its roll out.

Councils told not to abuse anti-social behaviour powers

The government has published new guidance warning councils against abusing anti-social behaviour powers after charities claim PSPOs are being used to target people unfairly.

300,000 missing out on benefits

A predicted 300,000 people are ‘falling through the cracks’ of the welfare system and missing out on the financial support they are entitled to, research reveals.

New scheme to benefit millions of drivers

A congestion-busting scheme which has already halved disruption to drivers caused by roadworks in Kent and London is to continue to deliver better journeys in the future.

UK needs plastic bottle deposit return scheme

The Environmental Audit Committee has urged for the introduction of a UK-wide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.

Improvement recognised in Manchester’s children's services

Ofsted inspectors have recognised significant improvements to children’s services in Manchester, ruling that some services are no longer ‘inadequate.’

Liverpool most expensive council-run parking outside of London

Liverpool tops the list of cities outside of London where you’ll find the most expensive lead-in prices to park in council-run spaces.

Worcestershire celebrates library visit success

The amount of people visiting Worcestershire's libraries in 2016/17 are up by almost 60,000, showcasing positive trends against a poorer national average.

£43 million budget deficit to prompt 153 job losses

Doncaster Council has confirmed that it will be forced to make an additional 153 job reductions as it attempts to balance the books.

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