Online information for council parking services weak

Council parking services should improve their provision of online information and services, offering a particularly poor service for drivers with disabilities.

Right to Buy discounts causing housing ‘firesafe’

New LGA analysis has revealed that nearly £3.5 billion in Right to Buy discounts have been handed out to council tenants over the past six years.

New panel to help eradicate rough sleeping

Experts from homelessness charities and local government have met for the first time as part of the government’s new rough sleeping advisory panel.

£1m paid to parents in lieu of the tax-free childcare

Because of glitches on the Revenue & Customs website, HMRC has paid almost £1 million to parents in lieu of the tax-free childcare.

£866 million investment for local housing projects

The government has confirmed a £866 million investment in local housing projects that will help build up to 200,000 new homes.

City public bike sharing scheme proposed for Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board will discuss a proposal to establish a public bike sharing scheme in the city.

£5 million for affordable, supported accommodation in Leeds

Leeds City Council is set to approve a £5 million investment to provide supported accommodation for vulnerable adults, young people and families.

Nearly 50,000 children not receiving suitable education

The National Children’s Bureau has raised concerns over the welfare of children missing education in England.

Over 150,000 homes for social rent lost in five years

The Chartered Institute of Housing has shown that more than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost in just five years.

1,240 tonnes of tar used in Swansea road repair scheme

Swansea Council is coming to the end of its PATCH road repair programme for 2017/18, which has seen more than 1,240 tonnes of tar used to repair roads.

York ‘most digitally connected city’ in the country

The City of York Council has celebrated having the fastest broadband download speed in the country.

Nottingham highlights further SME support

After awarding £48 million worth of contracts to SMEs last year, Nottingham City Council has pledged to continue to support smaller suppliers.

Blackpool set to manage own water supply

Blackpool Council is set to become the first local authority to manage its own water supply following its licence application to Ofwat.

‘Light handed’ regulation could help improve private renting

The government should do more to support the increasing provision of private rented accommodation by housing associations and local authorities.

School alerts for high air pollution days

Sadiq Khan has revealed that schools in the capital will receive an alert every time air pollution is set to pose an acute risk to health.

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