‘Levelling up’ dependent on prioritising local places

The government’s ‘levelling up’ ambitions can only be achieved through a new settlement, centred around the needs of local places.

Care needs urgent reform, says PAC

The pandemic’s ‘devastating impact on the care sector’ has emphasised that ‘care is not properly funded, lacks transparency and urgently needs reform’.

Gove announces programme for government reform

Ministers and civil servants have announced an ambitious programme for government reform, to ensure the country builds back better from coronavirus.

Councils in tourist hotspots overwhelmed with litter

UNISON has warned that visitors locking to UK beauty spots are creating vast piles of litter that are putting enormous pressure on councils.

Restrictions remain as vaccination programme accelerated

Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown will be delayed by up to four weeks and the vaccination programme accelerated.

Boroughs call for a ‘fit for purpose’ fire safety regime

London Councils is calling for the government to ensure that it established a fire safety regime that is ‘fit for purpose’.

£3.4 million to expand The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

New Department for Education investment will support pupils in deprived schools in England to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

At least 130,000 households made homeless in pandemic

At least 130,000 households in England were made homeless during the first year of the pandemic, despite the government’s ban on evictions.

Government waste collection plans to cause costly ‘bin chaos’

The District Councils’ Network has warned that households may need up to seven bins as part of rubbish collection proposals which will create ‘chaos and confusion’.

New plan to drive recovery of tourism sector

A new rail pass and vouchers for popular tourist attractions are at the heart of a plan to return domestic tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2022.

Commissioners appointed to support Liverpool City Council

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has appointed independent commissioners to oversee improvements at Liverpool City Council.

Ongoing maintenance needs funding certainty

ADEPT has published the results of its third survey on the impact of coronavirus on public rights of way.

Extra support to tackle sexual abuse in schools and colleges

Teachers and school leaders will be better supported to recognise sexual harassment and abuse and teach confidently about issues of consent.

More than 110 new Youth Hubs offer job help

Young people across all corners of Great Britain are now benefitting from new specialist employment support and advice from local Youth Hubs.

Fund councils so they can invest in resilience

A new CCN report has claimed that councils need a long-term funding settlement to invest in organisational resilience.

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