Government to introduce Draft Tenant Fees Bill

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that a new draft Tenant Fees Bill will be introduced to Parliament to ban letting fees.

Hertfordshire unveils vision for the future of transport

Hertfordshire County Council has unveiled its Local Transport Plan which promotes the use of walking, cycling and public transport.

Government urged to tackle regional imbalances

The Industrial Strategy Commission has urged the government to commit to a universal basic infrastructure and tackle Britain’s regional imbalances.

Mayors call for further city-region devolution

Britain’s seven regional and city-wide Mayors are to urge the government to significantly increase the pace and scale of city-region devolution.

Local communities pledge to fight dementia

The NALC and the Alzheimer’s Society have signed a strategic plan to encourage local communities in fighting dementia.

Manchester Library

A consortium, including Manchester City Council, has been successful in its bid to join global UNESCO Cities of Literature network.

Majority of UK drivers think traffic is worsening

The 2017 RAC Report on Motoring has revealed that one half of UK drivers believe traffic on major roads has increased.

Supported housing gets funding boost

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced a new approach to encourage the supply of a wide range of supported housing.

Cambridge tackles congestion and air quality

Cambridge City Council is seeking to reduce congestion by changing the cost of parking in the council’s car parks.

Natural flood management benefits highlighted

The Environment Agency has published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk.

One in five councils using MetalMatter campaign

Since its launch in 2012, one in five councils are using the MetalMatters recycling campaign to increase the metal packaging captured at kerbside.

Enfield Council develops ‘Digital by Default’ strategy

Enfield Council has chosen Sungard Availability Services to manage its hybrid IT infrastructure and increase efficiency by 30 per cent.

Lack of funding damaging children services

Two-thirds of councillors feel they do not have enough funding to provide universal services for children and families.

44 UK cities fail pollution tests

The WHO has reported that 44 of the UK’s 51 cities and towns listed on its air quality database have air considered too dangerous to breathe.

Leisure centres face possible closure without government investment, councils warn

Leisure centres could fall into a state of disrepair and even be forced to close without urgent new investment from government, the LGA has warned.

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