Council tax main issue for public in local elections

Londoners view council tax, national issues and social care as the top priorities influencing their vote ahead of May’s local elections.

Local residents to be involved in street name changes

Councils in England will have to get agreement from local residents on any proposed changes to street names.

Report highlights belief in donor influence on decision-making

Polling shows a collapse of public satisfaction in politicians, the current democratic system and the ability of voters to affect government decisions.

One in five teachers plan to leave within two years

NEU says that 44 per cent of England’s state-school teachers plan to quit by 2027, with half of those intending to leave within two years.

‘Nottingham Contactless’ rolled-out for cashless travel

The rollout of the first Oyster-style contactless ticketing system in the country outside of London has gone live in Nottingham.

£9m short breaks fund for Welsh unpaid carers

Unpaid carers of all ages in Wales are set to benefit from a short breaks fund after a £9 million investment from the Welsh Government.

New crackdown on fly-tipping announced

Households will no longer have to pay to get rid of DIY waste under plans set out by government to tackle the issue of fly-tipping.

New partnership to improve education in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council is to invest three-quarters of a million pounds in improving its schools and teachers.

£30m for cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects

The £30 million Live Labs 2 competition has been announced to support projects looking to decarbonise local highways infrastructure.

Solar farm for Kent County Council to reduce emissions

A new 94 acre solar farm in North Somerset has been acquired by Kent County Council and LASER Energy, reducing carbon emissions.

Only a quarter of councils have EV transition plan

Only a quarter of local authorities in the UK have published Electric Vehicle transition strategies, according to new research.

Defeat over voter ID plans in House of Lords

The government’s plans to introduce photo ID for voters in elections has been defeated in the House of Lords.

Call for evidence on experiences of extremism

Victims and communities are being urged to share their experiences as part of a major independent review into the impacts of extremism.

New calorie labelling rules come into force

New rules requiring calorie information to be displayed on menus and food labels has come into force to tackle obesity levels.

Number of council bosses receiving over £100,000 rises

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has found that the number of officials receiving more than £100,000 went up to 2,921 during the pandemic.


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