Additional roads funding announced by Chancellor

Delivering his Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised £1.7 billion for local road repairs maintenance and upgrades.

£16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund announced

An emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of national youth organisations has been announced by the government.

Increased PPE price cost taxpayers £10 billion

The National Audit office has found that price rises for personal protective equipment earlier this year cost taxpayers about £10 billion.

Spending Review must prevent local service cutbacks

The Local Government Association has said that securing the immediate sustainability of local services must be the top priority for the Spending Review.

London boroughs call for social care funding boost

London Councils has that adult social care should receive the same funding increases as the NHS to safeguard London’s future resilience.

Leisure centres to go under without further rescue funding

Leisure centres closed again due to coronavirus may never re-open unless government brings forward a financial rescue package to save the sector.

£150m extra spending expected for homelessness

Rishi Sunak is expected to use the upcoming Spending Review to tackle homelessness after coronavirus with a multimillion-pound funding boost.

Public health funding boost needed, say councils

The LGA says that coronavirus has exposed existing health inequalities which need to be levelled up if we are to protect our communities in future.

Public sector pay freeze could save up to £23bn by 2023

The Centre for Policy Studies has claimed that freezing public sector pay for the next three years could save a cumulative £23 billion.

Public sector workers facing pay freeze

It has been reported that millions of public sector workers in England, with the exception of NHS workers, face a pay freeze next year.

134,000 trees to be planted thanks to funding

More than 50 projects have been awarded a share of a £10 million pot to increase tree numbers in urban areas through small-scale planting projects.

Sadiq Khan invests £10m in Green New Deal

The Mayor of London has invested £10 million in green projects that will support around 1,000 green jobs to boost London’s economic recovery.

Care home bosses seek extra £500m for Christmas

The National Care Forum has said that £500 million in extra government funding is needed to make care homes safe in the run-up to Christmas.

Give communities more power through devolution, report urges

Localis has said that ministers must give communities the power and resources they need to build back a better society.

Bidding process opens for Freeports applications

The bidding process to establish new, innovative Freeports that will 'turbo-charge post-Brexit trade' have now opened.