County leaders seeking fairer funding commitment

The CCN is urging the Prime Minister to see through his promise to ‘level up’ funding for the country’s ‘left behind’ places.

Corbyn plans to reopen empty shops

Jeremy Corbyn is announcing new plans to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops to ‘revive Britain’s struggling high streets’.

Chancellor announces £600 million housing boost

Sajid Javid has announced over £600 million of new investment to build up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas in England.

£41m to unlock derelict Midlands land for housing

A further £41 million has been secured by the WMCA to help unlock hundreds of acres of former industrial land for new homes.

A ‘Northern Budget’ can deliver infrastructure boost

The government has been encouraged to commit to a ‘Northern Budget’ in order to boost to the region’s economic fortunes.

Extra funding for Liverpool’s clean air plan

Liverpool City Council has been awarded an additional £652,000 by the government to complete its clean air plan.

Energy switching scheme saving money in Cambridgeshire

Residents across Cambridgeshire have successfully saved £563,746 over the last five years through a local energy switch scheme.

Leeds collaboration to boost health tech industry

More than three million people across Leeds City Region are set to benefit from health technology advances.

700,000 pothole complaints made in last year

The FSB has revealed that almost 700,000 potholes and road defects were reported in the last year across England.

£5.5m funding proposals for children in Stoke-on-Trent

A consultation has been launched by Stoke-on-Trent Council on proposals to fund a £5.5 million redirection of cash to children’s services.

Councils urge for sustainable public health funding

Cumbria County Council is the latest local authority seeking a more sustainable future for the funding of public health in the UK.

New initiative to fill empty retail units in Oxford

Business and organisations from across Oxford are working with the city council on an initiative to bring empty units back into use more quickly.

200 homes planned for rough sleepers in London

Plans for up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse in London have been announced.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-fast-tracks-spending-round-to-free-up-departments-to-prepare-for-brexit

A one-year spending review to give government departments ‘financial certainty’ as they prepare for Brexit will be brought forward.

Bristol shortlisted for European Capital of Innovation title

Bristol is one of 12 European cities to have been shortlisted for the prestigious title of European Capital of Innovation 2019.

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