Labour nationalisation plans to cost at least £196bn

The up-front cost of the Labour Party’s renationalisation proposals is estimated to be £196 billion.

London’s funding ‘raw deal’ undermining homelessness push

The Homelessness Reduction Act has substantially increased the number of people seeking help from London Boroughs.

Only tenth of homes built on Green Belt are ‘affordable’

The CPRE has revealed that only one in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt over the past decade are ‘affordable’.

Spending on B&Bs for homeless rockets

Councils are having to spend nearly 10 times on placing homeless households in bed and breakfasts because of a shortage of homes.

Javid sets Budget 2019 date

The Chancellor has announced he is planning to hold a Budget on Wednesday 6 November 2019, as the ‘first Budget after leaving the EU’.

Labour pledges to back coastal communities

A Labour government will address the ‘grotesque inequality and poverty’ that is blighting coastal communities as a result of Tory cuts.

£250 million Culture Investment Fund launched

Nicky Morgan has announced that innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will benefit from £250 million of new funding.

Half a million bed days saved by social care services

The LGA has claimed that vital adult social care services have helped save more than half a million bed days.

CIPFA launches new Financial Management Code

CIPFA has launched its Financial Management (FM) Code, to drive improvement in financial management for councils.

‘Active travel revolution’ for the Liverpool City Region

Steve Rotheram has said that he wants to see an ‘active travel revolution’ in the Liverpool City Region over the next ten years.

Government funding boost for children’s cycle training

More school children across England will now learn essential cycling skills thanks to a £13 million government investment in Bikeability.

Severe obesity among children at record high

Official figures indicate that levels of severe obesity among children in the last year of primary school have hit an all-time high.