New accommodation to tackle homelessness in Oxford

Oxford City Council is proposing a new approach to tackling rough sleeping this winter.

Labour plans universal youth service

The Labour Party is announcing a bold vision for rebuilding youth services across the whole country.

Nine in 10 homes unaffordable for families

More than nine in ten homes for private rent are too expensive for those on housing benefit.

Partnership to help communities tackle loneliness

A new partnership between the government and the Co-op Foundation is to protect local spaces that bring people together.

More funding for local authority air quality action

The government has announced the latest round of funding from the Air Quality Grant to help local authorities improve air quality across England.

Local gov finance settlement 2020-21 proposals unveiled

The government has published a consultation document setting out in greater detail its proposals for how to fund local government in 2020 to 2021.

Trafford Council finalises £50m regeneration scheme

Trafford Council has finalised a £50 million property deal to boost the borough’s economic regeneration.

Oxford planning policy to be scrapped

Oxford City Council could lose out on hundreds of new council houses, after government-appointed inspectors scrapped a key planning policy.

£25 million Growth Deal for Argyll and Bute

Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack has announced £25 million for a new Growth Deal covering Argyll and Bute.

£20 million investment to tackle county lines

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced a surge of activity to crack down on county lines drugs gangs, backed by £20 million of government investment.

£1.35 million clean energy pot for Tees Valley

Ben Houchen has urged community groups across Tees Vallet to take advantage of funding to deliver clean energy projects in their area.

Norfolk unveils budget proposals, with £16m savings planned

Norfolk County Council is considering prudent measures to meet spending pressures next year with new savings of £15.8m being considered.

Metro Mayors call for further devolution

The country’s Mayors have discussed the next steps they should seek to agree with government to strengthen devolved powers.

Schools funding favouring Tory-held constituencies

Conservative-held constituencies are the overwhelming beneficiaries of the Prime Minister’s increase in schools funding.

National Living Wage to rise to £10.50

Chancellor Sajid Javid has pledged to raise the National Living Wage to £10.50 within the next five years.

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