Report warns of £25bn funding gap by 2025

There will be an overall funding gap of £25.4 billion for local authorities relative to the level of services they were able to provide in 2010.

Politicians urged to back pledges in Manifesto for Children

Britain’s political parties have been urged to place children's well-being in their election manifestos.

Further funding to improve energy efficiency in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced further funding to support local authorities decarbonise heat and improve energy efficiency.

Bristol seeking partner for first carbon neutral city

Bristol City Leap has launched a global search to deliver up to £1 billion of investment for the people of Bristol before 2030.

Hearing loops in public spaces for Southampton

Southampton City Council is collaborating to help provide hearing loop systems for small businesses and GP surgeries across the city for free.

Burnham announces £6m for homelessness scheme

Andy Burnham has announced a £6 million funding package for the second phase of the flagship A Bed Every Night scheme.

Ban on pavement parking backed by MPs

MPs have criticised the Department for Transport for failing to take action on pavement parking, despite promising to look into the issue in 2015.

Manchester commits to building more affordable housing

Manchester City Council has committed to revising the overall number of homes to be delivered in the city from 20,000 to 32,000.

Premium urged on preventative care budgets

Localis has recommended that ministers should put a premium on preventative care budgets and fix public health funding.

Lincolnshire celebrates green energy milestone

Lincolnshire County Council has reduced the amount of rubbish it sends to landfill by 92 per cent as a result of its successful Energy from Waste plant.

Nottingham and Go Ultra Low further partnership

Nottingham and Derby City Councils, along with Nottinghamshire County Council, is working to deliver the Go Ultra-Low Programme.

Leicestershire plans first zero-carbon industrial estates

Creating one of the first zero-carbon industrial estates in the UK is the headline ambition in Leicestershire’s ambitious plans to tackle climate change.

New Towns Fund to benefit 100 places across the country

Robert Jenrick has confirmed that 100 places have been invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals.

Review launched into support for SEN

The Department for Education has announced a new review to improve support for pupils with special educational needs.

London’s electric bus fleet the largest in Europe

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the capital’s electric bus fleet is becoming the largest in Europe.  

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