Extra £5bn needed to fund spending promises

The Chancellor will need to find an extra £5 billion of spending next year in order to fund the government’s spending promises.

City leaders call for £1.5bn to support CAZ network

City leaders are calling on the government and the private sector to spend £1.5 billion on a ‘national network’ of 30 Clean Air Zones.

Food banks increasing in schools

More schools in England are setting up food banks to help feed their pupils' families.

Communities to see how housing developers money is spent

Local people will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash is spent supporting the new homes their community needs.

Khan leads calls for new devolution deal for cities

The Mayor of London has urged the government to bring about a step-change in devolution to cities and regions across the UK.

Government must act to stabilise and reform adult social care

The Health Foundation has stressed that the new government must urgently act to stabilise and reform adult social care in England.

Housing-with-care services deliver big NHS savings

Southampton City Council has revealed that its housing-with-care schemes are saving the NHS £330,000 per year.

Government should increase spending to meet Welsh needs

Welsh ministers have called on the UK government to provide a much-needed boost to public services.

£2bn of vital social care funding at risk next year

More than £2 billion of funding for social care is at risk next year, with councils warning that services will start to be decommissioned in the coming months.


Greater Manchester’s NHS and councils are collaborating to empower people in the region to live well, integrate care and save lives.

Controversial Tory education measures leaked

Policy proposals for schools in England have been leaked, including plans to convert local authority maintained schools to academies.

Right to Buy rules undermining council’s housing efforts

Housebuilding efforts by councils risk being undermined without reform to the Right to Buy scheme in next month’s Spending Round.

£30 million for 5G rollout in rural areas

A new competition has been launched to test groundbreaking 5G applications in rural areas.

Councils overspend £800m on children's social care

Councils were forced to overspend on their children’s social care budgets by nearly £800 million last year.

£1bn Future High Streets Fund expanded

Boris Johnson has confirmed that an additional 50 towns, from Dudley to Dover, will benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund.