Brighton pinpoints potential housing brownfield sites

Brighton City Council has identified 180 brownfield sites as having potential to provide space for a number of new homes that the region needs.

£330 million to tackle societal challenges

£330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless and disadvantaged young people over the next four years.

UK needs plastic bottle deposit return scheme

The Environmental Audit Committee has urged for the introduction of a UK-wide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.

Improvement recognised in Manchester’s children's services

Ofsted inspectors have recognised significant improvements to children’s services in Manchester, ruling that some services are no longer ‘inadequate.’

Liverpool most expensive council-run parking outside of London

Liverpool tops the list of cities outside of London where you’ll find the most expensive lead-in prices to park in council-run spaces.

Worcestershire celebrates library visit success

The amount of people visiting Worcestershire's libraries in 2016/17 are up by almost 60,000, showcasing positive trends against a poorer national average.

£43 million budget deficit to prompt 153 job losses

Doncaster Council has confirmed that it will be forced to make an additional 153 job reductions as it attempts to balance the books.

New measures to cut down on unfair leasehold practices

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced new measures to crackdown on unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system.

100,000 more properties better protected against flooding

Since April 2015, the Defra and the Environment Agency have seen 350 new flood schemes built, which is offering flood protection to 100,000 more properties.

Docked bike hire scheme for Cardiff

From May 2018, Cardiff will see the introduction of 250 bikes across 25 docking stations in the city.

Government complacency has failed homelessness

Homelessness across England is now ‘a national crisis’, with a new report sating the government’s attitude has been 'unacceptably complacent'.

Councils can add extra one per cent onto council tax bills

Speaking in the House of Commons, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that councils will be allowed to increase their core council tax.

One million children in poverty to miss out on free school meals

One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under new universal credit proposals.

Nottingham highlights ‘tipping point’ for council budget

Nottingham City Council is aiming to save another £27 million its budget next year, but has warned that rising costs and funding cuts have left it

New public online database for landlords in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new public online database to protect people privately renting homes in the capital.

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