Grant allocations for council tax rebate total £28m

Department of Levelling up, Housing & Communities outlines its initial new burdens down-payment

Policy response to cost of living crisis 'inadequate and poorly targeted' says NEF

Research suggests four steps towards a Living Income

Innovation plan to boost Liverpool’s science superpower ambition

Steve Rotheram has unveiled a multi-billion pound plan to supercharge the Liverpool City Region’s innovation powerhouse credentials.

2.1 million food parcels sent across the UK in past year

The Trussell Trust network provided more than 2.1 million parcels to people facing financial hardship across the country in the space of a year.

Complacency over ‘eye watering’ levels of fraud in Covid scheme

MPs have said that the government was ‘complacent in preventing fraud’ in the 100 per cent taxpayer-guaranteed Bounceback Loan Scheme.

Labour calls for emergency cost of living budget

Sir Keir Starmer has said that his party is calling for an emergency budget to bring forward more measures to tackle the cost of living crisis.

Buyers paying more for homes with low-carbon technology

New analysis from Savills has revealed that home buyers are paying significantly more for homes with low-carbon technology.

Two-fifths ‘struggled with bills in early April’

Two-fifths of families with children at home were already struggling to pay their bills in early April as the cost-of-living crisis deepened.

One in 10 parents ‘very likely to use UK food bank’

The Trussell Trust has said that nearly one in 10 parents are ‘very likely’ to use a food bank to feed their children over the next three months.

Shared Prosperity Fund ‘undermines devolution’

Scottish Business Minister Ivan McKee has said the Shared Prosperity Fund fails to deliver promised funding for Scotland following Brexit.

£2.6 billion of funding allocated to level up UK

Communities across the UK will benefit from £2.6 billion of funding being allocated to help spread opportunity and level up the country.

Hospitality sector can revitalise communities and drive recovery

UKHospitality has published a raft of recommendations for local government ahead of elections in early May.

£33 million pledged to drive down parental conflict

Thousands of families with children are set to benefit from £33 million support to resolve conflict at home.

Council tax main issue for public in local elections

Londoners view council tax, national issues and social care as the top priorities influencing their vote ahead of May’s local elections.

‘Nottingham Contactless’ rolled-out for cashless travel

The rollout of the first Oyster-style contactless ticketing system in the country outside of London has gone live in Nottingham.

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