Javid announces £25bn for road upgrades

Chancellor Sajid Javid promised funding totalling £25 billion to be spent on England's roads.

Welsh councils to receive EV infrastructure funding from OLEV

Nine local authorities across Wales are set to receive funding from the UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to install electric vehicle charge points in car parks in residential areas.

Smoking related social care costs councils £720 million, says report

ASH report recommends local authorities should set a local smoking prevalence target

LGA suggests joint national taskforce on Climate Change

The efforts of councils are being restricted by a lack of long term funding and devolved powers, says Association

£10 million for five more coastal communities

Five projects along the Great British Coast have been awarded more than £10 million from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

Clean energy to power over seven million homes by 2025

The government says that 12 new renewable energy projects will power over seven million homes at record low prices by 2025.

Existence of Universal credit increasing food bank need

The Trussell Trust says the government should end the five week wait for Universal Credit, which is increasing use of food banks.

Record low in volume of Scottish household waste

Scotland has reached a record low in the volume of household waste produced and a significant drop in its environmental impact.

£20 million to help Welsh housing associations

The Welsh Government has announced more than £20 million to help housing associations buy land to build more homes.

The state should build and operate new residential care homes

IPPR calls for the state to build and operate new residential care homes, and establish new financial regulator to oversee private providers.

Problems in two out of three adult social care complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found problems in nearly two out of every three adult social care complaints.

Public deem climate crisis as 'most important issue'

A majority of the public recognise the climate crisis as an ‘emergency’ and believe that politicians are failing to tackle the problem.

Leicester partnership to improve life for city residents

Leicester City Council is set to start work with De Montfort University on joint projects designed to improve life for residents in the city.

Work to start on new £18m Cambridgeshire HQ

Planning permission has been granted for work to begin on a new council headquarters building for Cambridgeshire County Council.

‘Unprecedented' care cuts threat in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council has warned that its health and adult social care services face an unprecedented challenge from budget cuts.

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