Councils urge for awareness of new scams

The LGA is warning residents to be aware of new scams and remind themselves of tell-tale signs that you may have been contacted by a scammer.

One in 10 parents ‘very likely to use UK food bank’

The Trussell Trust has said that nearly one in 10 parents are ‘very likely’ to use a food bank to feed their children over the next three months.

Shared Prosperity Fund ‘undermines devolution’

Scottish Business Minister Ivan McKee has said the Shared Prosperity Fund fails to deliver promised funding for Scotland following Brexit.

Liverpool City Region launches new social value framework

Giving back to the community is to be embedded in all Liverpool City Region activities – including the awarding of contracts and funds.

£12m in compensation for pothole damage since 2018

Councils and road authorities paid out more than £12 million in compensation to motorists between 2018 and 2021 for damage caused by potholes.

Most deprived areas to improve drug treatment

50 local authorities in some of the most deprived areas in England will receive enhanced funding to rebuild drug treatment services.

Private rented housing ‘failing’ to provide safe homes

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that 13 per cent of rented homes ‘pose a serious threat to the health and safety of renters’.

£2.6 billion of funding allocated to level up UK

Communities across the UK will benefit from £2.6 billion of funding being allocated to help spread opportunity and level up the country.

‘Lack of knowledge’ around needs of children in care

Ofsted has warned that there is a ‘lack of collective knowledge’ around the needs of children in care and has called for a national audit of children needs.

Londoners could give up private cars to meet climate goals

More than 650,000 households in London could give up their private vehicles and switch to car clubs to meet the city’s climate goals.

Major developers to fund building safety repairs

The government has revealed a wide-ranging agreement that will see industry contribute £5 billion to address the building safety scandal.

Over 314,000 homes better protected from flood risk

A £2.6 billion, six-year programme of work dedicated to improving flood defences has exceeded its original targets by 14,000.

Hospitality sector can revitalise communities and drive recovery

UKHospitality has published a raft of recommendations for local government ahead of elections in early May.

New measures to revitalise Scottish town centres

A new report has outlined actions to better embed a ‘Town Centre First’ approach to meet the needs of Scotland's communities and tackle climate change.

£33 million pledged to drive down parental conflict

Thousands of families with children are set to benefit from £33 million support to resolve conflict at home.


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