Four in ten waiting too long for social care

More than four in 10 older people with ‘critical’ or ‘substantial’ needs wait more than six weeks for social care in Scotland.

Boost for high streets as planning red tape is axed

New rules will enable thousands of homeowners to extend their properties quickly and easily without the need for a full planning application.

Council tax guide to protect most vulnerable households

The government has produced a practical guide highlighting all the council tax discounts and exemptions.

Knowsley Council offers to buy Kirkby town centre

Knowsley Council has confirmed that it has started negotiations to purchase the company’s assets in Kirkby town centre.

Outstanding children’s services in Suffolk

Ofsted inspectors have awarded children’s services at Suffolk County Council its top grade of ‘Outstanding'.

West Midlands launches new cycling fund

Andy Street has announced £2 million in funding to help communities make their streets safer and encourage more cycling and walking.

Joined up health care for Hertfordshire

A job-share partnership of senior health and social care leaders has been announced in Hertfordshire.

Parks and green spaces need legal protection

2.6 million people in the UK live more than ten-minutes walk from a park or green space, with less than six per cent of parks legally protected.

Great British High Street Awards 2019 launched

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched the 2019 iteration of the Great British High Street Awards.

Personal care should be freely available for over-65s

The IPPR is urging the government to introduce free social care to people over 65, funded by a 2p tax rise.

Implement two female loos for every male one

A new report has called for fair provision of public toilets for women, saying the aim should be to have two female loos to every male one.

Council-run schools more likely to be ‘outstanding’

Schools which remain with their council are more likely to keep a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating than those which become an academy.

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