Devolve National Citizen Service funding, says LGA

The LGA has stressed that urgent investment in youth services is vital to help young people as the country enters a second lockdown.

'Protect Programme' launched to help rough sleepers

A new scheme to help protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from coronavirus has been announced.

Independent review of flood insurance published

An independent review has published its recommendations to improve people’s awareness of their insurance options in areas at risk of flooding.

Khan calls for proper devolution of power from Whitehall

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called for the proper devolution of power and resources from Whitehall to cities and communities across the UK.

Boroughs seek £115m to retrofit energy inefficient buildings

London boroughs have identified 375 shovel-ready projects presenting a £1.35 billion pipeline of ‘green recovery’ activity.

Rapid review launched into Nottingham City Council

A review will be conducted into Nottingham City Council over issues associated with the council’s private energy company Robin Hood Energy.

‘Forgotten frontline’ workers need fair wage

The Future Social Care Coalition has argued that an immediate £3.9 billion emergency support fund is needed for the care sector.

Lockdown economic support sees Furlough scheme extended

The Furlough scheme has been extended for a month with employees receiving 80 per cent of their current salary for hours not worked.

Additional income needed to prevent nursery closures

A quarter of nurseries and childminders in deprived areas of England say they will not get by beyond Christmas without additional income.

Record numbers claiming council tax support

More than 2.5 million working age people across England claimed a discount on their council tax between April and June this year.

Rapid review launched into London Borough of Croydon

Robert Jenrick has confirmed that a rapid non-statutory review will be conducted into the London Borough of Croydon.

Funding to provide new homes for rough sleepers

More than £150 million is to be made available across England to provide a permanent place to live for some of the most vulnerable in society.

Rural homelessness more than doubles in last two years

Homelessness in rural areas has more than doubled in the last two years, with warnings that planning reforms are likely to make the situation much worse.

Government should devolve more adult education funding

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged the government to commit to devolving further adult education funding to the capital.

Useless PPE spend could have covered free school meals

The money the government ‘wasted’ on unusable face masks could have all but paid for free school meals until next Easter, says Labour.