10 innovative schemes win government data funding

A number of innovative schemes have won government funding to look at new ways of using location-based data to help people in their everyday lives.

Town Hall Rich List published

There were at least 2,454 council employees who received total remuneration in excess of £100,000 last year.

£84 million for projects that support families

Children in and on the edge of care will benefit from £84 million of new investment for projects designed to strengthen and support families.

Soft drinks levy needs to go further, say council leaders

The LGA says that soft drinks levy funds should be used to help deliver vital public health schemes.

Millions spent on agency social workers

Local authorities are having to spend millions of pounds on social work agencies as they struggle to recruit permanent staff.

£3 million scheme opened to regenerate village halls

A £3 million fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country has been launched.

Smarter bins for Bristol's litter efforts

Bristol City Council is to invest £1million into tackling increased reports of litter, fly-tipping and graffiti.

Panel stresses Birmingham's 'serious' financial position

Birmingham's Independent Improvement Panel has produced its final report, highlighting the council's 'immensely serious' financial position.

Seaside towns in desperate need of reinvention

Seaside towns and coastal communities are in desperate need of improvements to transport, housing and broadband.

Budget underspend predicted for Northamptonshire

After months of banning expenditure, new figures show that Northamptonshire County Council is forecast to be underspent.

£16 million for Newcastle housing projects

Newcastle City Council has received £16 million to support the construction of thousands of new homes.

Government not supporting councils to prepare for Brexit

A committee of MPs has called on the government to take urgent action to enable local authorities to prepare for the consequences of Brexit.

Sprinkler calls led by Birmingham City Council

A campaign for the government to fund the retro-fitting of life-saving sprinklers in thousands of high-rise tower blocks is underway.

National Living Wage increase introduced

As of 1 April 2019, 1.8 million workers will receive an additional £690 over the year thanks to an increase to the National Living Wage.

£201 million for pothole repairs

The government has announced that an extra £50 million will be given to councils to improve potholes on local roads.

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