14 people wiped out financially by care bills each day

14 people exhaust their assets paying for care every day, prompting calls for the Prime Minister to keep his promise to ‘fix social care’.

Economic recovery plan for Liverpool City Region published

The Liverpool City Region has published Building Back Better - an ambitious economic recovery plan for the whole of the city region.

£2m for natural flood management schemes across Wales

The Welsh Government is supporting natural flood management projects across Wales with more than £2million in grant funding.

£50 million announced for Islands Growth Deal

The Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland will benefit from investment of up to £50 million as part of the Islands Growth Deal.

Scale of challenge facing cultural organisations ignored

MPs have stressed that the government has consistently failed to recognise the exact scale of challenge facing culture, sport and tourism.

£50 million for Falkirk Growth Deal announced

The Scottish Government is investing £50 million across the Falkirk region as part of the Falkirk Growth Deal.

‘Serious flaw’ in UC worsens council tenants’ debts

Research claims that the roll-out of Universal Credit is leading to a growing number of council tenants falling behind on rent payments.

Leicester seeks further financial help for businesses

Peter Soulsby has again written to the government urging them to provide more support to local businesses in Leicester.

High streets could be turned into housing

High street shopping units left empty by the collapse of retail businesses should be converted into hundreds of thousands of new homes.

Electric refuse collection vehicle trialled in Oxford

An electric refuse collection vehicle will be undergoing trials in Oxford this week.  

Minimum per pupil funding rises for 2021, says DfE

The Department for Education has announced per pupil funding increases under the national funding formula from 2021.

£266 million housing fund for vulnerable people

Plans to help ensure the most vulnerable continue to have a roof over their heads have been launched by Robert Jenrick.

Leisure providers rescue package needed, say councils

Hundreds of leisure facilities face closing permanently or being unable to reopen without urgent government funding.

Government confirms councils £500 million allocations

Allocations have been confirmed for individual councils to help deliver essential services for residents during the pandemic.

Report uncovers true cost of public sector fraud

Research finds that fraud and error during the coronavirus crisis will cost the government in the region of £4.6 billion.

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