Independent review into council audits

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has launched a review into the quality of local authority audits.

Review for youth service guidance launched

A review of the guidance for councils which sets out how they should secure services for young people has been launched.

West of Britain powerhouse ‘waiting to happen’

A new report has highlighted the potential for a new economic powerhouse in the west of Britain.

Budget gap of up to £15m for East Sussex

A new report from East Sussex County Council has found that the authority will face a budget gap of up to £15 million in 2020/21.

Car Free School Streets for Birmingham

A scheme that closes roads around schools to motorised traffic is being piloted in Birmingham from this September.

£15bn of dementia patient money spent on social care

People living with dementia have had to spend almost £15bn of their own money on social care since March 2017.

Care providers call for Green Paper to be scrapped

Care providers are claiming that the government should scrap the long-delayed Green Paper on care and take immediate action instead.

Climate change action showing lack of ambition

The Committee on Climate Change has expressed shock that the UK has no proper plans for protecting people from the impacts of the climate crisis.

Commission urges turning retail parks into thriving communities

Town halls should encourage the redevelopment of retail parks and large supermarkets into communities that include homes, shops and businesses.

Sheffield restates ambition to become zero carbon by 2030

Sheffield City Council has restated its ambition to become zero carbon by 2030, following the findings of a report to tackle climate change.

Local Housing Allowance freeze fuelling homelessness

A significant reduction in the number of homes affordable to Londoners receiving LHA over the past four years.

Women's representation in local government ‘at a standstill’

New data from the Fawcett Society reveals that women make up just 35 per cent of councillors across England.

Plough money into social care, not tax cuts

Tax cuts for the rich have deprived the UK public of almost £14bn - which could fund plans to address the social care crisis for two full years.

Somerset using nature to reduce flood risk

Three projects that will use nature to reduce flood risk in and around Somerset are moving forward thanks to £2.53m in European grants.

Extra £7.5m for Nottinghamshire’s looked after children

Nottinghamshire County Council is spending an additional £7.5m this year to meet a sharp rise in the number of children taken into care.


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It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

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