£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.

Wholesale review of Britain’s business rates system needed

Andy Street has called for a wholesale review of Britain’s business rates system in an attempt to save struggling high streets.

Easy steps could lift more than 700,000 children out of poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group is calling for re-investment in social security support for the UK’s children.

Hammond denies state of poverty in the UK

Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected claims there are millions of people living in dire poverty in Britain.

Serious trends and inequalities in sexual health hidden

Sexual health must be sufficiently funded on a national level, to deliver high quality sexual health services and information.

In-house services favoured over council outsourcing

APSE has found that councils are tending to reject the outsourcing of services, preferring to deliver services in-house.

New electric vehicle fleet for hire in Bristol

A ten-strong fleet of 100 per cent electric Renault Zoe cars are available to rent in Bristol, following funding from the EU research project REPLICATE.

£100 million investment in London’s small businesses

Sadiq Khan is launching a £100 million investment for the capital’s small businesses as part of the Greater London Investment Fund.

Northern Powerhouse lacks joined-up planning

Planning needs to be more joined up across the North to bring growth and prosperity to neglected towns and communities.

Petition demands end to national SEN crisis

Campaigners are to deliver a 13,000-signature petition to Downing Street, arguing that special needs funding is failing to keep pace with demand.

Social care funding gap of £4.4bn pending

There will be a social care funding gap of £4.4 billion in England in 2023/24 to meet rising demand and address critical staffing shortages.

Councils risk running out of cash reserves

If recent spending trajectories continue, a number of English councils risk running out of cash reserves within four years.

21 per cent fall on local service spending

The IFS has reported that overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21 per cent between 2009-10 and 2017-18.

Fragile nature of adult social care services revealed

Councils will need to spend £6.1bn per year more in 2025 on adult social care services compared to what they were spending a decade ago.

Council tax is hitting poorer residents harder

New IFS analysis finds that council tax is hitting the poorest residents far harder than it does the wealthiest.

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