Young people half as likely to own a home

A new report by the Local Government Association has found that young people today are half as likely to own a home as they were 20 years ago.

560 child mental health cases every day

The LGA has revealed that local social services are seeing more than 560 cases of children with mental health disorders every day.

MPs suggest five-year fund to tackle potholes

A five-year funding settlement is the only way local authorities will be able to address deteriorating local roads network, say MPs.

New Tourism Sector Deal announced

The Prime Minister has announced the UK’s first ever tourism sector deal, with a commitment to build 130,000 new hotel rooms by 2025.

Further cuts to care services warning made

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has claimed that further cuts to care services in England will be needed in the coming year.

Staff turnover for early years sector concerning

The NDNA has said that more attractive retail jobs are luring qualified nursery practitioners away from working with young children.

£778m Commonwealth Games investment for Birmingham

Birmingham and the West Midlands region will benefit from a £778 million investment to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

£1 billion in savings from shared council services

Council leaders have said that more than a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money has been saved by councils sharing services.

£1.5 million obesity funding for local projects

DHSC has revealed the five local councils, with forward-thinking ideas to address childhood obesity, who will receive funding.

£4.9bn needed annually to deliver affordable homes

The amount of grant funding required to deliver the affordable homes Londoners desperately need sits at £4.9 billion a year.

Homeless deaths higher in austerity hit areas

Local government funding cuts are disproportionately hitting areas that have the highest numbers of deaths among homeless people.

Young people’s gambling addiction service launched

NHS England has announced that the first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts.

£377m bid to transform sustainable travel in North East

Two North East Combined Authorities have launched an ambitious £377 million bid to transform the way people travel around the North East.

Fifth of Welsh councils jobs lost due to austerity

A new report has highlighted the extraordinary impact that a decade of austerity has had on the council workforce in Wales.

Northern Powerhouse ‘undermined’ by austerity

IPPR North has said that the Northern Powerhouse is being ‘undermined’ by austerity despite signs of economic growth.

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