£330 million to tackle societal challenges

£330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless and disadvantaged young people over the next four years.

Liverpool most expensive council-run parking outside of London

Liverpool tops the list of cities outside of London where you’ll find the most expensive lead-in prices to park in council-run spaces.

£43 million budget deficit to prompt 153 job losses

Doncaster Council has confirmed that it will be forced to make an additional 153 job reductions as it attempts to balance the books.

100,000 more properties better protected against flooding

Since April 2015, the Defra and the Environment Agency have seen 350 new flood schemes built, which is offering flood protection to 100,000 more properties.

Docked bike hire scheme for Cardiff

From May 2018, Cardiff will see the introduction of 250 bikes across 25 docking stations in the city.

Councils can add extra one per cent onto council tax bills

Speaking in the House of Commons, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that councils will be allowed to increase their core council tax.

Nottingham highlights ‘tipping point’ for council budget

Nottingham City Council is aiming to save another £27 million its budget next year, but has warned that rising costs and funding cuts have left it

£160m boost for Welsh public services

Welsh local authorities will receive an additional £20 million in 2018-19 and £40 million in 2019-20 to support local services.

Innovative solar framework for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has launched a renewable energy framework to boost the growing number of solar projects in the city.

Improvement needed in civil service gender pay gap

Women are paid less than men across the civil service, with women earning 16.9 per cent less than male colleagues in some departments.

Middlesbrough Council headquarters 'not fit for purpose'

Middlesbrough Council has argued that its current headquarters are ‘not fit for purpose’ and is seeking to relocate to a new city centre base.

Newcastle residents anxious over state of public services

A survey of residents commissioned by Newcastle City Council has highlighted increasing concerns over the state of public services.

Manchester needs £1.5bn for cycling transformation

Chris Boardman says Greater Manchester needs £1.5 billion to help reach its ambition of transforming into a world class region for cycling and walking.

Homelessness affecting new groups of people

Homelessness is increasingly affecting families from areas and professions that would never have encountered the problem before, says the LGO.

£200 million investment in England’s roads

The government is making an investment of almost £200 million to help improve the condition of local roads up and down the country.

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Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.