Fly-tipping costing taxpayers £58 million

Over one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England last year.

Islington launches London’s first municipal energy provider

Islington Council has launched London’s first municipal energy provider in more than a century.

Councils fixing 1.75 million potholes a year

New research from Confused.com has highlighted the depth of the UK’s pothole problem, with 1,031,787 potholes reported by drivers in 2016 alone.

Councils need further cyber funding

The LGA says that councils needs more funding to ensure their computer systems, infrastructure and data are protected against cyber attacks.

£8.4m high rise safety programme in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will continue with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks.

Housing benefit cuts prompt rent rises

The IFS has said that households on low incomes are left exposed to rent increases as housing costs dominate their spend.

Glasgow’s commercial waste pilot to get city-wide roll-out

Glasgow City Council's pilot project to tackle issues around commercial waste in the city centre is to be rolled out further.

London to retain more business rates income

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has agreed a deal that will enable London to retain more of the money it raises through business rates.

UK faces elderly homelessness ‘time bomb’

The LGA has warned that the UK is facing a ‘ticking time bomb’ over rising numbers of homeless older people.

£2 million affordable housing in Manchester

A new Housing Affordability Fund, released by Manchester City Council, will help to build 2,500 more affordable homes in the next five years.

£20 million to improve children’s social care

Minister for Children and Families Robert Goodwill has launched a £20 million initiative to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.

Later life quality plans for Leeds

A new partnership has been announced by Leeds City Council to tackle the challenges and create further opportunities for older residents.

£3.8 million homelessness fund for Manchester

Greater Manchester will receive almost £3.8 million to develop a new city region-wide approach to prevent homelessness and reduce rough sleeping.

Government climate change plans target draughty homes

The government’s Clean Growth Strategy will target the UK’s draughtiest homes as part of its bid to cut emissions by 57 per cent by 2032.

Welsh councils making decisions about their services

A new report highlights examples of practice and areas for improvement for how councils in Wales are managing service change.

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