Worcestershire continues investment into reducing congestion

Worcestershire County Council is investing millions of pounds into reducing traffic congestion in the county.

Cities seek segregated space for cycling

An assessment of cycling in cities has revealed that 78 per cent of people desire more protected bike routes on roads built to make cycling safer.

More should be done to help vulnerable in debt

The Money Advice Trust has said that more could be done for the vulnerable in debt.

56p of every £1 of council tax could go to social care

The LGA has warned that 56p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020.

Cardiff introduces smart parking in city

Cardiff Council has launched a parking app to assist motorists in the Welsh capital find real-time available spaces in the city.

Khan announces next stage of London's ULEZ

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the next stage of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone, to be introduced on 8 April 2019

New children’s mental health service in Cambridge

Peterborough City Council has overseen plans for a new service to support young people with their well-being and mental health.

Council seeks government assurance over fire safety costs

Lambeth Council has urged the government to commit funding for local authorities for fire safety work following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Majority who pay for social care won’t benefit from cost cap

Nine in 10 people who pay for their own care in England won’t benefit if the ‘cap’ on care costs goes ahead.

10,000 new affordable homes for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which will see 10,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

One in ten council workers paid below living wage

New analysis has revealed that one in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage.

New Hackney houses to suit Haredi religion

Hackney Council is planning to build new housing with religiously compliant features to appeal to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

LHA freeze risks increasing homelessness

The LGA has warned that the freeze on Local Housing Allowance LHA risks an increase in homelessness in the private sector.

Council’s clampdown on contaminated recycling

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is calling on residents not to waste their waste in response to the increasing problem of contaminated recycling.

Councils turning to commercialisation to avoid austerity

Local authorities are increasingly turning to commercialisation to drive forward their communities and look beyond current austerity measures.

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