Bus journeys fall by 90 million in a year

New DfT figures have shown that the number of bus journeys taken in Great Britain fell by more than 90 million in one year.

£500 million affordable homes funding boost

James Brokenshire has announced that nearly £500 million will be spent building more than 11,000 much-needed affordable properties.

Care workers being paid less than minimum wage

Thousands of care workers are being paid less than the national minimum wage as companies are being forced to pay for travel time.

£7 million to improve journeys and ease traffic delays

Highways England is investing more than £7 million in schemes to improve journeys, generate jobs and help unlock plans to build homes.

Council’s prevention spend lower than needed

Local authorities across the UK are massively underspending on preventative services due to cuts, according to a new survey.

£1 million spent on clearing up litter from woods

The cost of clearing up fly-tipping and littering from the UK’s woods has soared to over £1 million over the last five years.

£588 million investment agreed for Tees Valley

The Tees Valley Mayor and the leaders of the region’s five councils have approved a ten-year plan to transform the economy of the region.

£50m to support councils’ Brexit preparations

Local authorities across England will receive a share of £56.5 million to help support their preparations for Brexit.

Councils accused of abandoning old people

Councils have been accused of abandoning the elderly by not paying enough to look after them.

Teachers to be offered financial incentives to stay

The Education Secretary reveals that extra financial incentives will be made available to encourage talented teachers to stay in the classroom.

Cultural cutbacks warning made as budgets feel pressure

Spending on museums, galleries, libraries, and local arts support has been reduced by almost £400 million over the last eight years.

Barnsley Town Hall

A new report has claimed that cities and urban areas across Britain have been hit hardest by cuts to local government funding.

Funding for 12 authorities to tackle childhood obesity

13 local authorities will receive funding and support to develop innovative plans to reduce childhood obesity.

Countryside experiencing social housing crisis

New government statistics show the number of households on local authorities' housing waiting lists in rural areas continues to increase.

London boroughs seek ways to tackle unemployment

London boroughs are calling for stronger local powers to address long-term unemployment and in-work poverty in the capital.

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