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.

Prime Minister reveals major boost for bus services

Boris Johnson will announce that bus services will be transformed with simpler fares, thousands of new buses and improved routes.

£5.5m to reduce obesity in Wales

Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has announced an extra £5.5 million to back plans to halt obesity in Wales.

Emergency Bellwin Scheme activated for storm-hit areas

The government has activated the emergency Bellwin scheme for areas in the north of England affected by Storm Ciara.

10 innovative new Freeports across the UK

Up to 10 new innovative Freeports will be opened across the UK as the government seeks to level up the country.

UNISON calls for affordable homes for all

More than a million people are lingering on waiting lists for council houses in England, with UNISON demanding a new housing policy.

Every child in England to be offered cycle training

All children in England will be taught the skills for a lifetime of cycling, as its Bikeability training programme is significantly expanded.

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