All councils invited to reject Developers’ Charter

Shadow Communities Secretary Steve Reed is inviting councils to join Labour in forcing a U-turn on the Conservative's ‘Developers’ Charter’.

Children need to be at heart of national recovery

The Local Government Association has stressed that children and young people need to be at the heart of the national recovery.

£226 million package to support vital bus services

Bus operators will benefit from £226.5 million in funding to help ensure they continue to run vital services as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Support for victims of domestic abuse at risk of homelessness

Victims who are homeless due to domestic abuse will be prioritised for accommodation from their council.

Councils set out need for plan on Long Covid

The long-term impact of coronavirus on the nation’s health needs to be recognised in future planning for public health and social care services.

Councils set out post-pandemic recovery vision

This week, the Local Government Association will launch its build back local campaign to emphasise the importance of public services.

Report highlights relationship between obesity and deprivation

Rates of obesity in England are high and rising, with a strong systemic relationship between obesity and deprivation.

Building Safety Regulator to oversee a new safety regime

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is giving residents more power to hold builders and developers to account, under the new Building Safety Bill.

BCP rolls out beach check app nationally after backing

A beach-crowd management app developed by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is set to go national after being backed by central government.

Labour criticises ‘Trumpian vote-rigging plans’

Labour is urging the government to drop their ‘undemocratic’ and ‘discriminatory’ plans to make photo ID mandatory at the next election.

£60 million available to protect the UK's national heritage

The government has announced that 20 organisations in England will benefit from £60 million to protect our national heritage for future generations.

Slough Borough Council issues Section 114 Notice

Slough Borough Council will be pausing non-essential spending, in response to a report by the Director of Finance into the state of the council’s finances.

Ten councils join scheme to deport rough sleepers

Ten local authorities have signed up to a controversial Home Office service that could lead to the removal of some migrant rough sleepers from the UK.

Glasgow officially signs Circular Cities Declaration

Glasgow has become the first city in the UK to sign the Circular Cities Declaration, one of the leading European cities working in the circular economy.

Labour narrowly holds Batley and Spen in by-election

Kim Leadbeater has narrowly won the Batley and Spen by-election, with the Labour candidate defeating her Conservative rival by just 323 votes.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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