Parents say children need more playgrounds

New research from the Association of Play Industries has claimed that parents are worried about the shift from outdoor play to indoor screen time.

Carers saving Treasury billions every year

The Work and Pensions Committee has warned that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of DWP administrative errors.

Each council to designate a Brexit lead

Robert Jenrick has said that councils should be fully prepared to leave the European Union by the end of October.

New Freeports to ensure Brexit trade opportunities

The first new Freeports will be established after we leave the EU, to ensure towns and cities benefit from Brexit trade opportunities.

Carers need more support to cope with stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the well-being of adults who provide unpaid care.

Libraries for Life awarded Hertfordshire contract

Hertfordshire County Council has set up a charity to take control of its libraries, expecting to save £500,000 in business rates.

Council calls for creation of national care service

Gateshead Council has urged the government to create a National Care Service, that would work alongside the NHS, to end the current 'care crisis'.

Birmingham’s ICT services return to council management

The contract between Birmingham City Council and Capita has largely ended, with most services being brought back in-house.

No deal Brexit will add £220 on household food bills

Labour has revealed that a no deal Brexit outcome will cost families an extra £220 next year as a result of rising food prices.

Jenrick named as new Midlands Engine Champion

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has been announced as the new Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine.

Lib Dems beat Tories in Brecon by-election

The Liberal Democrats have enjoyed further by-election success in Brecon and Radnorshire.

Planners failing to safeguard habitats in need of protection

Some councils are still approving planning applications that contravene the new rules laid out in the NPPF for England.

£25m flood risk scheme for Carlisle begins

The Environment Agency has begun work on a new £25 million flood risk management scheme in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Care system in England is struggling to cope

The Children’s Commissioner has found that the number of children in care aged 13 or over rose by 21 per cent between 2013 and 2018.

Combined authorities take control of adult education budgets

The six mayoral combined authorities and the Greater London Authority are now accountable for administering adult education budgets.

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