Charity sector hit by tightening council budgets

Data from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has revealed that local government cuts have hit charities with research showing the charitable sector can expect to see ‘little rise’ in government income.

Local government employees consulted over pay

Local government branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being consulted over the pay claim for the next pay round.

Mayor donates 15 per cent of salary to homelessness

As his first act as the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has donated 15 per cent of his salary to kick start the Homelessness fund.

 Corby Council to cut apprentices’ pay

Corby Borough Council is planning to cut the wages paid to apprentices so they are no longer earning the same as their instructors.

Suffolk Council to deliver £35,000 social prescribing pilot

Suffolk Coastal District Council has received £35,000 in funding to help deliver an innovative health project in Leiston, to help give people with long term health conditions non-medical support from the local community.

10 per cent of councils cut adult social care by a quarter

A new report by researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which analyses official spending data on councils’ social care spending has found one-in-ten authorities made cuts of more than a quarter.

Cardiff Council generates £4.5m from motoring fines

New figures from Cardiff City Council have shown the authority has collected fines of over £4.5 million from parking and motoring offences in the past 12 months.

Liverpool residents most aware of council cuts

According to a new survey from independent trust Power to Change, Liverpudlians are more likely to be aware of local council cuts than residents in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

Khan scraps Thames Garden Bridge plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the GLA will not provide the vital financial guarantees needed for construction to begin.

Government housing plans lack ambition

A report has claimed that the government is dependent on a ‘broken’ market, and lacks ambition in addressing current housing needs.

£6.4 billion of infrastructure projects for Scotland

Infrastructure projects worth almost £6.4 billion will be under construction throughout Scotland in 2017.

Tougher speeding penalties come into force

Harsher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales.

Fleet investment secures weekly refuse collections

Adur and Worthing Councils have announced the £4.2 million purchase of 24 new waste trucks to maintain the weekly collection of residential refuse.

£1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

The government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys.

Councils should have ‘full control’ of taxation, says think tank

Reform Scotland has called for a radical reform of local government taxation ahead of the local government elections next month.

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