Reset the dial for local government, says Solace

Solace has written to Boris Johnson, the newly re-elected Prime Minister, urging him to ‘reset the dial for local government’.

Green Party pledges to write off student debt

The Green Party will write off existing debt of all former students who studied under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Leicestershire highlights good financial management

Leicestershire County Council’s annual delivery report highlights good financial management and a range of achievements across the last year.

Pupil inequality heightened by parent donation disparity

Pupils in some of the poorest regions of the country are being left behind because parents cannot afford to fill funding gaps with donations.

£16 million in skills education across Liverpool

Steve Rotheram has announced an investment of more than £16 million in skills education at colleges and learning providers across Liverpool.

Plans to head off social care crisis unveiled by Labour

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has set out Labour plans to head off the social care crisis through introducing free personal care.

Union highlights impact of austerity cuts to local services

UNISON has highlighted the true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities across Britain.

One in five school buildings need urgent repair

The Guardian is reporting that nearly one in five school buildings in England require urgent repairs.

Childhood crisis this Christmas as basics hard to come by

Action for Children claims that three pupils in every primary school class will be deprived of the basics this Christmas.

Tax increase should pay for health and social care, says poll

There is increasing public support for paying more tax to maintain and improve health and social care.

Labour criticises Tory cuts to health and education services

The Conservatives have cut health and education spending by £37.3 billion since 2010, according to new research unveiled by the Labour Party.

800 libraries closed in Britain since 2010

An annual survey of the UK’s libraries has revealed that almost 800 libraries have closed under the Conservative government since 2010.

Social care crisis costing £587m due to bed blocking

Age UK has claimed that lack of social care will have led to 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS over the 917 days between the elections.

Khan urged to make London transport fairer

The Mayor of London should review fare structures and fare freeze, zones and concessions to make the capital’s transport system fairer.

Labour pledges to cap school class sizes

The Labour Party is promising to cap class sizes at 30 pupils across all schools in England if it wins the General Election.

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