Council cuts contributing to rising knife crime

Communities with the biggest council spending cuts to youth services are likely to see the biggest increases in knife crime.

Over £25 million to help vulnerable rough sleepers

More than £25 million of funding is to be allocated to over 100 areas across England to help fund 20 new rough sleeping centres.

Crowdfunding potential for public sector infrastructure finance

Investment-based crowdfunding can provide local authorities with a competitively-priced source of capital and increased levels of civic engagement.

Children’s services at breaking point, warn MPs

A new report has warned that constricted funding and increasing demand have left children’s services in England at breaking point.

Bold proposal to secure the future of social care

Damian Green proposes to secure the future of social care, urging the need for sufficient funding to plug the gap created by an ageing population.

£3 billion of outstanding council tax debt last year

Citizens Advice has found that ‘outdated and punitive’ council tax regulations are contributing to serious financial harm.

Funding for improving air quality on London streets

Five business groups across London will be offered funding for innovative projects to reduce traffic, ease congestion and improve air quality.

Food parcels soar 73 per cent in five years

The last year has been the busiest for food banks, with 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis last year.

Labour pledges £1.3bn annually for bus services

Reinstating bus services across the country will provide a lifeline to many people, says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Very few homeowners saving for future care

A survey has shown that fewer than one in four homeowners are saving for their future care needs.

Do not ‘roll back from devolution’, government warned

Large regional economies in the UK have challenged the government not to roll-back from the promise of greater devolution after Brexit.

Local places risk becoming ‘doughnut economies’

Major local authorities should strike productivity deals with private sector local economic anchors to galvanise economic growth.

£1bn a year funding gap for single homelessness

Nine years of government cuts have left local services for single homeless people with a shocking £1 billion a year funding gap.

Calls for PSPO to be scrapped following rise in fines

Almost 10,000 fines for breaches of ‘petty’ council orders were issued in 2018, leading to calls for the PSPOs to be scrapped.

Youth services cut by 70 per cent since 2010

Analysis of spending by English local authorities on services for young people has revealed a real-terms cut of £880 million since 2010.

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