£112 million rough sleeping funding for councils

More rough sleepers will be helped off the streets as a result of an extra £112 million funding allocation for councils.

Former 'red wall' areas could miss out on council funding

The upcoming reallocation of council funding could redirect millions from so-called left-behind communities in the north to southern shires.

Annual bus journeys in England fall by 15 per cent

A new report has found that journeys by bus have declined by 15 per cent outside of London in the last 10 years.

Leisure centres in need of urgent investment

The LGA has revealed that nearly two thirds of leisure centres across England are outdated and in need of urgent new investment from government.

£90 million programme to transform Wales’ towns

Hannah Blythyn has announced that Wales’ towns are to receive £90 million of additional investment.

Gloucestershire suggests £1m climate change fund

Gloucestershire County Council is set to agree investment of an initial £1 million Action Fund to help tackle climate change.

Universal Credit flaws are causing debt and destitution

It is vital that the government take urgent steps to reform the design flaws within the Universal Credit system, says StepChange.

North of Tyne seeks £10 million digital boost

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has pledged £10 million in the region’s digital economy.

One in 50 homes in London a short-term let

Short-term lettings are nearly ‘growing out of control’ in London with up to one in 50 of all homes now estimated to be available.

Northampton Town Council voted into existence

Northampton Town Council has been voted into existence, making it the largest community-level council in England.

Emergency admissions for dementia patients up a third

The Alzheimer’s Society has revealed the strain on the NHS of people with dementia unnecessarily ending up in hospitals.

Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled

Government funding will be doubled to £10 million for the installation of chargepoints on residential streets next year.

£2 million invested in electric vehicles in Kirklees

Kirklees Council has agreed to invest £2 million in electric vehicles and charging points.

Hull seeks trial of universal basic income

Hull is seeking to become the first UK city to test a weekly universal basic income for its residents.

150 million fewer miles for local buses

The Local Government Association has found that local buses are travelling almost 150 million fewer miles than they were 10 years ago.


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