Domestic abuse survivors at risk of homelessness

Nearly 2,000 domestic abuse survivors are being put at risk of homelessness each year.

Petition demands end to national SEN crisis

Campaigners are to deliver a 13,000-signature petition to Downing Street, arguing that special needs funding is failing to keep pace with demand.

Payment parking machines nearing an end

New national parking data standards will support the development of apps to make parking easier for drivers.

Pollution-choked cities tempting parents to move

Recent research has revealed that 59 per cent of parents would move house to escape air pollution if they could afford it.

EV charging sites outnumber petrol stations for first time

New industry data has revealed that the number of public charging locations has now surpassed petrol stations for the first time.

Social care funding gap of £4.4bn pending

There will be a social care funding gap of £4.4 billion in England in 2023/24 to meet rising demand and address critical staffing shortages.

Councils risk running out of cash reserves

If recent spending trajectories continue, a number of English councils risk running out of cash reserves within four years.

UK’s first 15mph region for City of London

The City of London Corporation will make the Square Mile the first area in the UK with a 15mph speed limit, subject to government approval.

21 per cent fall on local service spending

The IFS has reported that overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21 per cent between 2009-10 and 2017-18.

Fragile nature of adult social care services revealed

Councils will need to spend £6.1bn per year more in 2025 on adult social care services compared to what they were spending a decade ago.

Council tax is hitting poorer residents harder

New IFS analysis finds that council tax is hitting the poorest residents far harder than it does the wealthiest.

2025 cycling target expected to be missed

The government is expected to fall short of its aim to increase cycling from 800 million trips in 2013 to 1.6 billion in 2025.

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