£3.6m to help the public sector cut carbon emissions

Sadiq Khan has launched a new programme to help the public sector cut carbon emissions and reduce energy bills by improving homes.

Millions at risk of Universal Credit ‘lock out’

New research has shown that millions of people risk being unable to access their benefits due to faults in the Universal Credit system.

New analysis finds that more than half of requests for formal care and support last year resulted in older people not receiving formal care services.

Long-lasting impacts of flooding highlighted in report

A new report has highlighted the profound and long-lasting impacts of flooding on individuals, businesses and communities in Scotland.

Sheffield budget reveals no unplanned cuts to services

Sheffield City Council has set a balanced budget for 2020/2021 and will not have to make unplanned cuts to services.

Fully fund councils to avoid stalled roll out of PrEP

The cost of providing the PrEP drug needs to be fully funded before its roll out by councils across the country, says the LGA.

Ban on under-16s placed in unregulated accommodation

New plans announced by the government will mean that putting children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will become illegal.

Boris Johnson confirms HS2 will go ahead

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms HS2 will go ahead, alongside radical improvements to local transport networks across the country.

Urban authorities call for end of Whitehall 'hand-outs'

Councils from the UK’s major cities have joined forces to call for radical devolution from Whitehall to enable them to ‘level up’ growth.

Lewisham named as London Borough of Culture 2021

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that Lewisham has been awarded the title of London Borough of Culture for 2021.

Local digital adult social care projects awarded £4.5m

A total of 16 organisations that provide and commission adult social care services are to receive a share of £4.5 million.

£14.5m low carbon heat network in Bradford

A district heat network scheme is a step closer to being built in Bradford city centre, providing heat and electricity to public buildings.

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