Government should increase spending to meet Welsh needs

Welsh ministers have called on the UK government to provide a much-needed boost to public services.

£2bn of vital social care funding at risk next year

More than £2 billion of funding for social care is at risk next year, with councils warning that services will start to be decommissioned in the coming months.


Greater Manchester’s NHS and councils are collaborating to empower people in the region to live well, integrate care and save lives.

Controversial Tory education measures leaked

Policy proposals for schools in England have been leaked, including plans to convert local authority maintained schools to academies.

Right to Buy rules undermining council’s housing efforts

Housebuilding efforts by councils risk being undermined without reform to the Right to Buy scheme in next month’s Spending Round.

£30 million for 5G rollout in rural areas

A new competition has been launched to test groundbreaking 5G applications in rural areas.

Councils overspend £800m on children's social care

Councils were forced to overspend on their children’s social care budgets by nearly £800 million last year.

£1bn Future High Streets Fund expanded

Boris Johnson has confirmed that an additional 50 towns, from Dudley to Dover, will benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund.

Universal Credit forcing tenants into rent arrears

New Residential Landlords Association research has revealed that Universal Credit is causing tenants to get behind with their rent.

130,000 families left to live in one-bed flats

A new report from the National Housing Federation has revealed that an ongoing shortage of homes is forcing 130,000 families in England to squeeze

£700m bid for roads investment in the north

Transport for the North have submitted a bid for a £700 million investment in the region’s roads over the next five years.

Growing funding challenge for social care in London

Adult social care sector in the capital faces a funding gap of £540 million by 2025 unless the national shortfall in adult social care finances is addressed.

Local services will continue to decline, warns committee

MPs have argued that uncertainty over financial settlement for next year has left the majority of council services at breaking point.

£9 million to get ports ready for Brexit

Robert Jenrick has announced that £5 million will be given to local councils which either have or are near to a major air, land or sea port.

Pension age should rise to 75, says Tory think tank

A think tank says that the state pension age should rise to 75 within the 16 years in order to help boost the country’s economy.