Government announced £500m in green technologies

Ministers have announced more than half a billion pounds of investment in green technologies, including £400 million for electric vehicles.

Report warns of £25bn funding gap by 2025

There will be an overall funding gap of £25.4 billion for local authorities relative to the level of services they were able to provide in 2010.

Bristol seeking partner for first carbon neutral city

Bristol City Leap has launched a global search to deliver up to £1 billion of investment for the people of Bristol before 2030.

Hearing loops in public spaces for Southampton

Southampton City Council is collaborating to help provide hearing loop systems for small businesses and GP surgeries across the city for free.

Burnham announces £6m for homelessness scheme

Andy Burnham has announced a £6 million funding package for the second phase of the flagship A Bed Every Night scheme.

Manchester commits to building more affordable housing

Manchester City Council has committed to revising the overall number of homes to be delivered in the city from 20,000 to 32,000.

Premium urged on preventative care budgets

Localis has recommended that ministers should put a premium on preventative care budgets and fix public health funding.

Feeling lonely in later life found to be increasing

The Age UK charity has warned that nearly 4.5 million older people claim to have felt lonely during later life.

Leicestershire plans first zero-carbon industrial estates

Creating one of the first zero-carbon industrial estates in the UK is the headline ambition in Leicestershire’s ambitious plans to tackle climate change.

New Towns Fund to benefit 100 places across the country

Robert Jenrick has confirmed that 100 places have been invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals.

Fair Funding Review delayed until next year

Robert Jenrick has announced that the Fair Funding Review and 75 per cent business rate retention will be delayed until 2020-21.

Javid presents Spending Review

The Chancellor has delivered his Spending Round to Parliament, including a £13.8 billion real term increase in day-to-day spending.

Government urged to back Leeds flood defence scheme

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called on the government to commit £141 million to support new flood defence works.

£1m ‘Community Chest’ for Liverpool residents

Communities across Liverpool are being given the chance to take control of their future thanks to a council improvement fund.

Climate crisis funding from UK must double

A number of environmental charities have warned that funding to tackle the climate emergency must double next year.

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