700,000 pothole complaints made in last year

The FSB has revealed that almost 700,000 potholes and road defects were reported in the last year across England.

£5.5m funding proposals for children in Stoke-on-Trent

A consultation has been launched by Stoke-on-Trent Council on proposals to fund a £5.5 million redirection of cash to children’s services.

Councils urge for sustainable public health funding

Cumbria County Council is the latest local authority seeking a more sustainable future for the funding of public health in the UK.

New initiative to fill empty retail units in Oxford

Business and organisations from across Oxford are working with the city council on an initiative to bring empty units back into use more quickly.

200 homes planned for rough sleepers in London

Plans for up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse in London have been announced.


A one-year spending review to give government departments ‘financial certainty’ as they prepare for Brexit will be brought forward.

Bristol shortlisted for European Capital of Innovation title

Bristol is one of 12 European cities to have been shortlisted for the prestigious title of European Capital of Innovation 2019.

Regional inequality increasing, finds IFS

The IFS has found that London is home to more than half of the UK's population of super-rich, earning more than £680,000 a year.

£1.1 million libraries investment in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire libraries are set to introduce Open Access (self-service) technology, after securing £1.1 million capital investment.

Parents say children need more playgrounds

New research from the Association of Play Industries has claimed that parents are worried about the shift from outdoor play to indoor screen time.

Carers saving Treasury billions every year

The Work and Pensions Committee has warned that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of DWP administrative errors.

Each council to designate a Brexit lead

Robert Jenrick has said that councils should be fully prepared to leave the European Union by the end of October.

Carers need more support to cope with stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the well-being of adults who provide unpaid care.

Libraries for Life awarded Hertfordshire contract

Hertfordshire County Council has set up a charity to take control of its libraries, expecting to save £500,000 in business rates.

No deal Brexit will add £220 on household food bills

Labour has revealed that a no deal Brexit outcome will cost families an extra £220 next year as a result of rising food prices.