Local services will continue to decline, warns committee

MPs have argued that uncertainty over financial settlement for next year has left the majority of council services at breaking point.

£9 million to get ports ready for Brexit

Robert Jenrick has announced that £5 million will be given to local councils which either have or are near to a major air, land or sea port.

Pension age should rise to 75, says Tory think tank

A think tank says that the state pension age should rise to 75 within the 16 years in order to help boost the country’s economy.

County leaders seeking fairer funding commitment

The CCN is urging the Prime Minister to see through his promise to ‘level up’ funding for the country’s ‘left behind’ places.

Grenfell survivors housed in high fire risk flats

A risk assessment report has revealed that survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are living in a block of flats with a high risk of fire.

A ‘Northern Budget’ can deliver infrastructure boost

The government has been encouraged to commit to a ‘Northern Budget’ in order to boost to the region’s economic fortunes.

@VisitEngland

Simon Clarke is kicking off a nationwide tour to pledge further unflinching support to revitalising left-behind areas.

Petition urges PM to stop cuts to adult social care

More than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for urgent action to fix the system that provides care for older and disabled people.

‘Silent crisis’ in UK electoral processes revealed

As speculation about an early general election gathers momentum, a report has highlighted ‘serious problems in the way that elections are run’.

Homeless death every 19 hours, research finds

New research has found that at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died over the last six months.

Greater Manchester declares a climate emergency

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has declared a climate emergency.

50,000 children in care where council services are failing

The number of vulnerable children being cared for in areas where council services are failing is going up.

Corbyn warns of ‘anti-democratic abuse of power’

Labour has sought confirmation that Boris Johnson could not force through a No Deal Brexit in the middle of a general election campaign.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-fast-tracks-spending-round-to-free-up-departments-to-prepare-for-brexit

A one-year spending review to give government departments ‘financial certainty’ as they prepare for Brexit will be brought forward.

Scotland boosts energy credentials with new District Heat Network

Nicola Sturgeon has opened a new £6m project which uses cutting-edge renewables technology to harness energy from waste water.

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