County Councils support full baseline reset of business rates

Responding to the Housing, Communities and Local Government’s latest consultation on Business Rate Retention, the County Councils Network (CCN) has called on the government to proceed with a planned full baseline reset in 2020 when it introduces 75% business rate retention.

New appoinments at Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Four new commissioners have been appointed to the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

Nationwide campiagn aims to attract more care workers

'Every Day Is Different’ campaign to highlight the opportunities for progression and professional development

One in three NHS patients exposed to 'dirty air' while visiting GP

Air pollution data monitoring levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) outside GP practices in the UK show nearly one in three NHS patients are attendi

Integrated Communities Action Plan aims to 'heal divides'

Measures include boosting English language skills and supporting migrants to develop a good understanding of life in England.

Services at risk due to £8 billion black hole

The Local Government Association is launching a new campaign to influence the forthcoming Spending Review.

165 per cent increase in rough sleeping in last decade

The total number of people counted or estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in England has risen 165 per cent since 2010.

£50m to support councils’ Brexit preparations

Local authorities across England will receive a share of £56.5 million to help support their preparations for Brexit.

Teachers to be offered financial incentives to stay

The Education Secretary reveals that extra financial incentives will be made available to encourage talented teachers to stay in the classroom.

Barnsley Town Hall

A new report has claimed that cities and urban areas across Britain have been hit hardest by cuts to local government funding.

London boroughs seek ways to tackle unemployment

London boroughs are calling for stronger local powers to address long-term unemployment and in-work poverty in the capital.

Up to £50,000 available to help town centres

Jake Berry has announced that communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make local areas more attractive for business.

Overhaul of broken housing complaints system announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for new housing complaints service for entire housing market.

Government likely to miss cycling and walking targets

The government is in serious danger of missing its targets to increase levels of cycling and walking in England.

Half of pupils in an academy or free school

More than 50 per cent of pupils in state-funded schools in England are now studying in an academy or free school.