Councils celebrate funding for green spaces

Nottingham City Council and Bristol City Council are among a number of local authorities successful in securing open space funding.

£3.8bn needed to reverse cuts in pupil spending

The IFS has warned that a one-off increase of £3.8 billion would be needed to reverse eight per cent cuts in per pupil school spending.

Public transport funding at a 30-year low

Delegates at the UNISON national conference have heard how funding for public transport in the UK is at its lowest level for 30 years.

Children centre cuts leaving families with no help

Budget cuts for UK children’s centres is leaving many unable to continue to reach families across their communities.

Match bus fare subsidies in north with that of London

Andy Burnham has urged the government to make the same subsidies for northern bus fares as those applied in London.

130,000 trapped in social care debt

A study by the GMB Union has revealed that at least 130,000 people are trapped in social care debt.

Inland flood defences save the UK £1.1bn a year

£1.1 billion a year of flood damage is being prevented by the UK’s current network of river barriers and defences.

Planning system widening national divide

The ‘restrictive' planning system has made urban homeowners in the Greater South East substantially richer than those living elsewhere.

£1 billion fraud cost for Welsh public services

The Welsh Audit Office has warned that Welsh public services could lose up to £1 billion a year to fraud.

Spending on speech therapy a 'postcode lottery'

Too many vulnerable young children are missing out on the vital speech and language help they need to get ready for school.

£660 million public sector contracts for Amazon

Amazon has been awarded 36 public sector contracts worth £660 million since 2015.

Nurseries in poorest areas facing closure

17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived areas of the country ‘anticipate closure in the next twelve months’.

£6m for projects tackling toxic air in London

Sadiq Khan has invested £6 million from his Air Quality Fund in 15 new projects being established across London.

Warning over new wave of council tax scams

Criminals posing as council staff are targeting people in a new wave of council tax scams offering bogus refunds or threatening fines.

£20m for London’s community projects

London’s town centres, high streets and local regeneration projects will benefit from £20 million in funding made available by the Mayor of London.

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