Knife crime epidemic fuelled by cuts

The Youth Select Committee says cuts to important services for vulnerable young people have caused a rise in knife crime.

Organised crime blamed for rise in fly-tipping

Organised criminal gangs are being blamed for the continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England.

Oxford increases annual rough sleeping investment

Oxford City Council will increase its investment on preventing homelessness and rough sleeping to £7.4 million in the next financial year.

Adult Education Budget in Tees Valley rises to £30.6m

The Department for Education has confirmed that it will increase the Adult Education Budget for the Tees Valley to £30.6 million for 2020/21.

Commercial property spending spree for local government

Councils undertook a £6.6 billion commercial property spending spree over the past three years, in an effort to offset the impact of government funding cuts.

£3.6m to help the public sector cut carbon emissions

Sadiq Khan has launched a new programme to help the public sector cut carbon emissions and reduce energy bills by improving homes.

Millions at risk of Universal Credit ‘lock out’

New research has shown that millions of people risk being unable to access their benefits due to faults in the Universal Credit system.

New analysis finds that more than half of requests for formal care and support last year resulted in older people not receiving formal care services.

Sheffield budget reveals no unplanned cuts to services

Sheffield City Council has set a balanced budget for 2020/2021 and will not have to make unplanned cuts to services.

Fully fund councils to avoid stalled roll out of PrEP

The cost of providing the PrEP drug needs to be fully funded before its roll out by councils across the country, says the LGA.

Boris Johnson confirms HS2 will go ahead

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms HS2 will go ahead, alongside radical improvements to local transport networks across the country.

Urban authorities call for end of Whitehall 'hand-outs'

Councils from the UK’s major cities have joined forces to call for radical devolution from Whitehall to enable them to ‘level up’ growth.

Lewisham named as London Borough of Culture 2021

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that Lewisham has been awarded the title of London Borough of Culture for 2021.

Local digital adult social care projects awarded £4.5m

A total of 16 organisations that provide and commission adult social care services are to receive a share of £4.5 million.

£14.5m low carbon heat network in Bradford

A district heat network scheme is a step closer to being built in Bradford city centre, providing heat and electricity to public buildings.

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