10-year high for children in care

The Local Government Association has revealed that the number of children in care has risen by 28 per cent in the past decade.

County councils welcome fairer funding promise

The County Councils Network (CCN) has welcomed a renewed commitment by the government to proceed with the Fair Funding Review.

Manchester City Council to act on Martyn's Law

Manchester City Council will act on proposals that will enshrine the principles of Martyn’s Law into future regulations.

Councils still facing obstacles to building new homes

A new report from the Chartered Institute of Housing shows that councils are still facing obstacles to building more homes.

Eight councils win funding through LGA programme

The latest round of the Local Government Association’s Behavioural Insights Programme has awarded funding to eight councils.

Over 400 schools stuck in cycle of poor performance

415 schools in England are ‘stuck’ in a cycle of low performance and need better and more tailored support to improve.

End age apartheid by 2030, charity urges

United for All Ages has highlighted 20 ways in which the UK can create a ‘country for all ages’ by the end of this decade.

Stoke unveils five-year homelessness plan

Stoke-on-Trent City Council's cabinet is set to approve a new homelessness and rough sleeping strategy.

A greener Cambridge central to 2020 budget plans

Cambridge City Council’s budget for 2020-21 is pledging action on climate change, biodiversity and the environment.

Final drafts published for first city centre Zero Emission Zone

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published final draft proposals for its Zero Emission Zone.

Norfolk pledges investment in children and adults

Norfolk County Council is proposing significant extra investment in adults’ and children’s services as part of the authority’s latest budget.

£4m to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents

More than 100 councils across England have been awarded a share of over £4 million to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents.

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