May to unveil council home plans

Theresa May is expected to announce plans for a significant expansion in council housing and plans to make it easier for authorities to get land.

Care home provision heading for crisis in next five years

New research has found that the majority of local authorities could experience a shortfall in care home places by 2022 if action is not taken.

£2.5 million for garden cities

The government has announced a new £2.5 million funding boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes across England.

Plans to ‘green’ Nottingham’s taxi fleet

Nottingham City Council's plans to 'green' the taxi fleet form a key part of the council’s drive to improve air quality.

New mental health contract Norfolk residents

Norfolk County Council has awarded new contracts worth £2.85 million per year to deliver adult social services funded mental health services.

£400,000 funding for adult activity in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has received £400,000 National Lottery funding to help older adults get active and remain independent.

Welsh government agree Budget plans

The Welsh government and Plaid Cymru have agreed a two-year, £210 million Budget agreement, which includes a £40 million boost for mental health.

Newcastle signs up to tax protocol

Newcastle City Council has signed up to a Tax Protocol to show its commitment to collecting the debt in a fair and responsible manner.

Gove seeks views on reward and return schemes

Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence on how the littering of plastic, metal and glass drinks containers could be reduced.

New centre to prevent homelessness in Manchester

Manchester City Council will submit a planning application for a new Centre to provide temporary accommodation for the homeless.

South Cambs paper caddies to be removed

South Cambridgeshire District Council has said that paper caddies will stop being used from mid-December in an attempt to simplify the recycling pr

Hammond to announce northern rail investment

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce an extra £300 million to improve rail links in northern England.

£10 billion Help to Buy boost

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that an extra £10 billion will be made available for the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

100 per cent business rate retention posing challenges

New independent research has revealed that 100 per cent business rate retention could harm the finances of county authorities.

London leaders urge for protection of EU citizen’s rights

Three London council leaders have urged the EU to take urgent action to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the capital.

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