More funding for local authority air quality action

The government has announced the latest round of funding from the Air Quality Grant to help local authorities improve air quality across England.

Grenfell Tower report to be released on 30 October

The long-awaited Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry report is to be released on 30 October, the day before Britain is due to leave the EU.

Young people need more modern housing choices

There needs to be more modern housing options for young people, claiming that affordable housing isn’t actually affordable for young people.

Price suggests Welsh independence referendum by 2030

Adam Price, the leader of Plaid Cymru, has said that there will be a referendum on Welsh independence by 2030.

Complaints about SEN at alarming level

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are increasingly being failed by the system designed to support them.

55,000 free trees up for grabs in London

55,000 free trees are up for grabs for Londoners to plant in their gardens and shared green spaces, and for larger community led ‘plant-athons’.

Local gov finance settlement 2020-21 proposals unveiled

The government has published a consultation document setting out in greater detail its proposals for how to fund local government in 2020 to 2021.

Councils facing unprecedented numbers of cyber attacks

Councils are facing unprecedented numbers of cyber attacks, with nearly half of local councils having been targeted since the start of 2017.

Number of new homes at an 11 year high

MHCLG has revealed that more than 170,000 new homes were built for the year ending June 2019.

New support for foster families facing trauma

Gavin Williamson has launched fostering projects in 10 new locations to help boost their resilience and provide practical and emotional support.

Trafford Council finalises £50m regeneration scheme

Trafford Council has finalised a £50 million property deal to boost the borough’s economic regeneration.

Local authorities need to ramp up climate action

Friends of the Earth has said that all local authorities need to do more to tackle climate change, and help create greener places to live.

Oxford planning policy to be scrapped

Oxford City Council could lose out on hundreds of new council houses, after government-appointed inspectors scrapped a key planning policy.

New Digital Outcomes and Specialists agreement opens

3,475 technology companies have been handed places on the latest iteration of Crown Commercial Service’s agreement for digital specialists.

On-street coffee cup recycling bins for Oxford

Oxford City Council and Oxford Direct Services will be collaborating to install on-street coffee cup recycling bins in the city centre.

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