'Superbus' networks plans announced by Shapps

The Transport Secretary has announced new measures to boost buses, including new low-fare, high-frequency ‘Superbus’ networks.

Give people more control of their lives, CPS urges

A think tank says that politicians should embrace a domestic agenda built around offering people greater control of their lives.

Labour pledges to scrap Universal Credit

The Labour Party will scrap Universal Credit, calling the flagship Tory welfare reform ‘inhumane’ and an ‘unmitigated disaster’.

Greater Manchester seeks reform of bus market

Greater Manchester could become the first city-region in the UK to hold a public consultation on the introduction of a bus franchising scheme.

80 per cent of schools worse off under spending plans

The School Cuts coalition has revealed that four in five of England’s schools will be worse off next year than they were in 2015.

Javid announces £25bn for road upgrades

Chancellor Sajid Javid promised funding totalling £25 billion to be spent on England's roads.

£10 million for five more coastal communities

Five projects along the Great British Coast have been awarded more than £10 million from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

Selling off of public land failing social housing delivery

The New Economics Foundation has found that only six per cent of homes built on sold-off public land will be for affordable social rent.

Existence of Universal credit increasing food bank need

The Trussell Trust says the government should end the five week wait for Universal Credit, which is increasing use of food banks.

£20 million to help Welsh housing associations

The Welsh Government has announced more than £20 million to help housing associations buy land to build more homes.

Work to start on new £18m Cambridgeshire HQ

Planning permission has been granted for work to begin on a new council headquarters building for Cambridgeshire County Council.

‘Unprecedented' care cuts threat in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council has warned that its health and adult social care services face an unprecedented challenge from budget cuts.

Mayor of London launches fairer energy company

Sadiq Khan has announced plans for a new, fair-priced, green energy company, available exclusively to Londoners from this December.

Government launches review into local gov audits

Sir Tony Redmond is to lead an independent review into the effectiveness of the audit and financial reporting of local authorities.

MPs question value of Help to Buy

Many have been helped into home ownership thanks to Help to Buy, but MPs say many of those buyers did not require financial help.

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