Feeling lonely in later life found to be increasing

The Age UK charity has warned that nearly 4.5 million older people claim to have felt lonely during later life.

Leicestershire plans first zero-carbon industrial estates

Creating one of the first zero-carbon industrial estates in the UK is the headline ambition in Leicestershire’s ambitious plans to tackle climate change.

New Towns Fund to benefit 100 places across the country

Robert Jenrick has confirmed that 100 places have been invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals.

Fair Funding Review delayed until next year

Robert Jenrick has announced that the Fair Funding Review and 75 per cent business rate retention will be delayed until 2020-21.

Javid presents Spending Review

The Chancellor has delivered his Spending Round to Parliament, including a £13.8 billion real term increase in day-to-day spending.

Government urged to back Leeds flood defence scheme

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called on the government to commit £141 million to support new flood defence works.

£1m ‘Community Chest’ for Liverpool residents

Communities across Liverpool are being given the chance to take control of their future thanks to a council improvement fund.

Climate crisis funding from UK must double

A number of environmental charities have warned that funding to tackle the climate emergency must double next year.

Extra £5bn needed to fund spending promises

The Chancellor will need to find an extra £5 billion of spending next year in order to fund the government’s spending promises.

City leaders call for £1.5bn to support CAZ network

City leaders are calling on the government and the private sector to spend £1.5 billion on a ‘national network’ of 30 Clean Air Zones.

Food banks increasing in schools

More schools in England are setting up food banks to help feed their pupils' families.

Communities to see how housing developers money is spent

Local people will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash is spent supporting the new homes their community needs.

Khan leads calls for new devolution deal for cities

The Mayor of London has urged the government to bring about a step-change in devolution to cities and regions across the UK.

Government must act to stabilise and reform adult social care

The Health Foundation has stressed that the new government must urgently act to stabilise and reform adult social care in England.

Housing-with-care services deliver big NHS savings

Southampton City Council has revealed that its housing-with-care schemes are saving the NHS £330,000 per year.