2,500 new school places in Essex

Essex County Council has created over 2,500 new school places ahead of the new academic year following £74 million of expansion projects.

£21m for Liverpool’s care home provision

Liverpool City Council is set to sign a £21 million deal with Shaw healthcare to build three new residential care homes for people with dementia.

Nottingham selected for revolutionary housing approach

Homes in Nottingham been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.

£100,000 to support the childcare sector in Wales

Over £100,000 has been announced by the Welsh government to support the delivery of the 30 hours of free early education and childcare.

Safeguard passengers by updating taxi legislations

The Local Government Association has called for new taxi laws to help reduce the risk of child sexual exploitation and reflect changing technologies.

£35m potential savings through estates framework

The new Estates Professional Services framework has the potential to save the public sector £35 million over the next four years.

Councils face having social care money withdrawn

County authorities could face having social care funding withdrawn, unless ‘undeliverable’ delayed transfers of care targets are met.

Local road strategy needs to tackle congestion crisis

Congestion is not just damaging the environment and air quality, but also harming UK economy and productivity, says the LGA.

General Election shows high electoral volatility

The 2017 ‘hold your nose’ General Election showed that the current First Past the Post voting system is failing, says the ERS.

New partnership approach to prevent litter

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on businesses and local authorities to join forces to prevent littering in their communities.

Authorities to improve voting for visually impaired

Changes will now enable local authorities to use records for those with vision impairments to support participation in electoral events.

Gender imbalance causing ‘democratic deficit’

New research by the Institute for Public Policy Research has highlighted the challenges of gender equality in local government.

Roll out devolution to all of England

The government should roll out devolution deals nationally to help tackle the wide variation in regional productivity and boost local growth.

Britain’s bosses not trained to deal with a cyber attack

New government research has revealed that more than two thirds of companies say their directors have no training in responding to cyber attacks.

Joint adoption services for five local authorities

Five local authorities are to combine adoption services to increase the number of children being adopted and improve the experience of adopters.

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