Social care system ‘cannot be fixed by new taxes’

The Adam Smith Institute has argued that the social care system is broken, unfit for purpose and cannot be fixed by new taxes.

New advice to help councils fight procurement fraud

Councils in England can now access extra advice to help protect public money from fraud during the procurement of goods and services.

Funding for councils caring for children seeking asylum

Chris Philp has confirmed the Home Office’s firm commitment to support local authorities in caring for vulnerable children.

London Councils say homelessness cannot return to normal

London boroughs are spending an extra £50 million on homelessness and rough sleeping due to coronavirus.

Charities to benefit from support for rough sleepers

Over 130 charities are set to benefit from £6 million to allow them to support rough sleepers during the pandemic.

Citizen’s basic income for carers, says Davey

Ed Davey has formally launched his Lib Dem leadership bid with a promise of a citizen’s basic income to help support carers.

Labour launches green economic recovery consultation

The Labour Party has launched a consultation on how to help the UK make a green and just economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

£7 million for vulnerable children’s charities

The government has announced that a ‘coalition of charities’ will help vulnerable children most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

LGA says that council loan repayments delay needed

Councils need access to cheaper short-term loans with delayed repayments to help them tackle current cash flow problems.

Social care providers face £6bn in extra costs

Providers of adult social care services may face more than £6.6bn in extra costs due to the coronavirus crisis by the end of September.

Multi-million market town investment in Cambridgeshire

Eleven market towns in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough can now bid for millions of pounds to help them build the future they want.

Greenpeace sets out plans for a greener future

A new Greenpeace manifesto sets out what the government can do to tackle both the coronavirus recession and the climate emergency.

1.1 million more people face poverty at end of 2020

The economic fallout of the current coronavirus pandemic could leave 1.1 million more people below pre-virus poverty line at the end of the year.

Thousands of homeless 'back on streets by July'

Thousands of homeless people who have been housed during the coronavirus pandemic could return to the streets by the end of this month.

Bristol to sell council-owned energy company

Bristol City Council has agreed to sell the local authority owned company, Bristol Energy, following continued challenges.