Hundreds of new electric vehicle (EV) charging points are set to be installed across Swindon.

Women and girls in Hackney Central and Dalston were given help and advice on how to stay safe as part of a partnership day of action yesterday.

Key services providing support to people with social care needs and learning disabilities have been brought under the direct control of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

The government has announced that local NHS services in West Yorkshire will receive £1.3 billion investment to train and upskill people for jobs in the health and social care sector.

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has found that Kirklees Council has failed to deliver the outcomes of the consumer standards.

£4.7 billion of reallocated HS2 funding has been invested into the North and Midlands through the Local Transport Fund in an attempt to improve local connections, the Department for Transport has announced today.

The government has introduced gigabit networks to more than one million homes, businesses and public buildings with the aim to connect hard-to-reach communities.

Report suggests councils should have revenue support for their neighbourhood service provision combined with money currently allocated through capital pots into a single five-year 'placemaking budget'

Local Government Finance Settlement: Core spending power increased to £60bn

The final local government finance settlement (2023/24) has been set at £60 billion, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has confirmed.

Barnet Council brings 330 staff back in house after ten year Capita 'experiment'

Capita Re staff in trading standards, environmental health, planning highways and other regulatory services will be transferred back in house on 1 April

Unemployment figures hide 'economically inactive'

UK unemployment triples from 3.7 per cent to 12.1 per cent when including three million economically inactive people, according to Cities Outlook 2023 - the latest report from the Centre for Cities.

LGA: Vulnerable people hit hardest by cost of living crisis

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that around a quarter of adults were struggling to stay warm in the last month.

Announced in December, Levelling up Secretary Michael Gove has now signed a deal which has allocated £1.4 billion of funding over the next 30 years for the devolved North East

Councils advised to check information sharing agreements with service providers

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman complaints resolution investigation between London Borough of Ealing and the National Fostering Agency (NFA) highlights the need to check what you can and can't share.

WMCA secures £15m to tackle social housing disrepairMould

The work, which is expected to be carried out on hundreds of properties over the coming months, will be aimed at bringing poor quality homes up to the Government’s ‘Decent Homes Standard’.


Event Diary

UKREiiF has quickly become a must-attend in the industry calendar for Government departments and local authorities.

The multi-award-winning UK Construction Week (UKCW), is the UK’s biggest trade event for the built environment that connects the whole supply chain to be the catalyst for growth and positive change in the industry.

The organisers of the world’s largest dedicated hydrogen event, World Hydrogen 2024 Summit & Exhibition have announced it’s return to Rotterdam in May 2024, with an expansion of a whole extra summit day. Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) are partnering with the Government of the Netherlands, the Province of Zuid-Holland, the City of Rotterdam, and the Port of Rotterdam to host an extended, larger scale Summit in 2024, to expand the event to meet the surging demand.