The Department for Transport has announced it is on the hunt for a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of high speed trains for Britain’s HS2 network, a move which is set to cost £2.75 billion.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for employment support funding to be allocated to councils and not Jobcentre Plus (JCP), the national agency in charge of getting people into work.

A proposal has been published calling for Oxfordshire six councils to be abolished and replaced by one county-wide local authority.

HMRC has announced it is introducing a new technology to its services that will recognise a customer’s voice when they call and reduce call times.

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced that councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District councils have submitted proposals to abolish the county’s five councils and create two unitary authorities.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed the start of a ‘phased return’ of powers to Tower Hamlets Council.

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will not remain within the European single market, explains that remaining in it would mean ‘not leaving the EU at all’.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced a series of grants totalling £4 million, which will allow museums and galleries across England to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a funding pot of £29 million to help community and third sector projects tackle poverty.

Glasgow City Council is to increase council tax for the first time since 2005, raising the figure by three per cent.

The number of homes being planned on green belt land in England has increased to more than 360,000, figures show.

RSTA calls for further action to tackle potholes

To mark National Pothole Day 2017, the RSTA has published new facts and figures which highlight the deteriorating state of local roads.

New plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid includes a £60 tax reform to make it easier for companies to connect more homes and businesses across England to gold standard full fibre broadband.

Elections for a Sheffield City Region (SCR) mayor have been postponed after the high court ruled that residents had not been properly consulted on details of the plans.

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