Fragile nature of adult social care services revealed

Councils will need to spend £6.1bn per year more in 2025 on adult social care services compared to what they were spending a decade ago.

Council tax is hitting poorer residents harder

New IFS analysis finds that council tax is hitting the poorest residents far harder than it does the wealthiest.

Council tax guide to protect most vulnerable households

The government has produced a practical guide highlighting all the council tax discounts and exemptions.

Knowsley Council offers to buy Kirkby town centre

Knowsley Council has confirmed that it has started negotiations to purchase the company’s assets in Kirkby town centre.

£55 million to boost development of 4,000 homes

Homes England has agreed funding deals with 12 local authorities to deliver 4,000 homes across England.

£15 million to help keep families safely together

Up to 40 new areas will benefit from £15 million to expand promising innovative approaches to keeping families safely together.

£50bn black hole for councils over next six years

Local authorities are warning that they will have to resort to providing the ‘bare minimum’ if no extra funding is made available this year.

Communities Minister Lord Bourne has confirmed that 16 trailblazing projects across the country are set to receive £3 million of new funding.   Supporting innovative approaches to integration, the Communities Innovation Fund will engage 70,000 people with activities in schools, community and leisure centres, and in partnership with businesses, local authorities and housing associations.   From a community gardening project in south-west London that helps new migrants to practice their English language skill

Communities Minister Lord Bourne has confirmed that 16 trailblazing projects across the country are set to receive £3 million of new funding.

£62 million heritage boost for high streets

The Culture Secretary has announced new funding will bring old buildings back into use and turn them into offices, housing and creative spaces.

£10m to plant over 130,000 urban trees

Michael Gove has announced that a new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities.

Council tax system is ‘highly regressive’

The council tax system in London is becoming ‘increasingly unsustainable as a source of local government finance’ and is in need of ‘fundamental reform’.

Governance systems haven’t improved despite budget cuts

The government has not done enough to ensure that governance systems are improved, despite budgets remaining under extreme pressure.

Councils in dark over vital youth offending cash

The LGA is calling on the MoJ to urgently announce this year’s funding to avoid further hampering efforts to plan youth offending services.

‘Care deserts’ emerging as system falls apart

An analysis carried out for Age UK has prompted warning that the system for looking after frail older people in England is falling apart.

Retailers selling knives to children in some areas

Six out of 10 retailers in some areas are breaking the law on underage knife sales, with alack of council funding preventing intervention.


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