Carers need more support to cope with stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the well-being of adults who provide unpaid care.

Libraries for Life awarded Hertfordshire contract

Hertfordshire County Council has set up a charity to take control of its libraries, expecting to save £500,000 in business rates.

No deal Brexit will add £220 on household food bills

Labour has revealed that a no deal Brexit outcome will cost families an extra £220 next year as a result of rising food prices.

£25m flood risk scheme for Carlisle begins

The Environment Agency has begun work on a new £25 million flood risk management scheme in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Care system in England is struggling to cope

The Children’s Commissioner has found that the number of children in care aged 13 or over rose by 21 per cent between 2013 and 2018.

Combined authorities take control of adult education budgets

The six mayoral combined authorities and the Greater London Authority are now accountable for administering adult education budgets.

Javid announces £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparation

Newly appointed Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced an immediate funding boost to help get the UK ready for Brexit on 31 October.

London boroughs seek to turbocharge council housebuilding

London Councils has urged the government to deliver a boost of historic proportions to local authorities’ ability to build new homes.

National alcohol ‘epidemic’ not being tackled

Ongoing cuts to alcohol rehabilitation services are leading to a ‘national epidemic’ of alcohol-related problems not being tackled.

£230 million green deal bid for Liverpool submitted

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has submitted a bid for a £230 million ‘Green City Deal’ to tackle climate change in the city.

£300 million Growth Deals funding announced

New funding for Growth Deals across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is being announced, with £300 million of new investment.

£3.6 billion boost pledged for 'left behind towns'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson used a speech in Manchester to pledge a £3.6 billion funding boost for the country’s left behind towns.

London boroughs call for early intervention funding boost

New research has highlighted the life-changing impact that early intervention has on the most vulnerable young people in the capital.

£8 million to address skills gap in Manchester

An £8million investment pot is being proposed to fill vital skills gaps and drive productivity in Greater Manchester.

£3.5bn boost to North and Mersey Tidal Power Project

Jeremy Corbyn has announced plans for a £3.5 billion investment in the Mersey Tidal Power Project.