School funding boost confirmed for every local authority

The Department for Education has published school funding allocations going to every local authority in England.

Plans to tackle failure of Nottingham City Council

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced new measures to address the serious failures at Nottingham City Council.

Devolution deal for West Yorkshire laid in Parliament

West Yorkshire is closer to becoming a Mayoral Combined Authority as the Order for its multi-million-pound devolution deal was laid in Parliament.

£2.2 billion funding increase for councils next year

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that councils across England will receive £51.2 billion next year.

Starmer calls for flood preparedness taskforce

Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson to urgently convene a taskforce on flood preparedness during the pandemic.

New data framework to accelerate London car clubs

A data sharing framework for car clubs would shed new light on how they are used in the capital, according to a new report.

UK's first Rent to Buy council homes in Newcastle

The team who built the city’s first council Rent to Buy homes are celebrating after handing over the keys to new residents in Newcastle. 

New vision for a cleaner, greener Cornwall

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board has endorsed a plan that sets out a shared vision for Cornwall’s future recovery.

New report commends Welsh local authority partnership

A new report commends the way that Welsh local authorities and the third sector worked together during the coronavirus pandemic.

New plans set out to transform procurement

The Cabinet Office has launched new plans to overhaul procurement rules, making it easier for smaller businesses to win government contracts.

Much-needed new homes part of levelling-up measures

Robert Jenrick has set out new measures to level up England’s cities, recover from the pandemic and help provide much-needed new homes.

Parliamentary Constituencies Act passed into law

The geographical boundaries of the UK’s 650 constituencies will be redrawn to each contain a near equal number of eligible voters.

Poor state of local roads is drivers’ number-one concern

The RAC has reported that the poor state of local roads is officially the UK’s most widespread motoring concern in 2020.

London homelessness pressures reaching ‘worst-ever levels’

London Councils is urging a rethink of national policy if the government is to have ‘any hope’ of meeting its homelessness reduction targets.

New network of air pollution sensors across London

Sadiq Khan has launched a new network of sensors at key locations across the capital as part of his Breathe London air quality monitoring project.

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