Close academies to place all schools on ‘level playing field’

The current academies programme should be closed down to put all schools on a ‘level playing field’.

Communities to see how housing developers money is spent

Local people will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash is spent supporting the new homes their community needs.

Khan leads calls for new devolution deal for cities

The Mayor of London has urged the government to bring about a step-change in devolution to cities and regions across the UK.

Councils need powers to tackle ‘lorry mayhem’

Councils have called for new powers to be granted in the Spending Round for them to tackle rogue drivers.

Local authorities put on notice over climate inaction

ClientEarth has warned councils that they risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.

Councils must provide enough blue badge spaces

Councils must make sure there are enough disabled parking spaces to cope with the extra demand a blue badge scheme expansion will bring.

Donations to UK food banks fall during summer

Some food banks across the UK are running critically low on supplies because of a spike in demand during the school holidays.

Liberal Democrats win Shetland by-election

Liberal Democrat candidate Beatrice Wishart has fought off a strong challenge from the SNP to hold Shetland in a Holyrood by-election.

Government must act to stabilise and reform adult social care

The Health Foundation has stressed that the new government must urgently act to stabilise and reform adult social care in England.

Housing-with-care services deliver big NHS savings

Southampton City Council has revealed that its housing-with-care schemes are saving the NHS £330,000 per year.

Government should increase spending to meet Welsh needs

Welsh ministers have called on the UK government to provide a much-needed boost to public services.

West Cheshire an example of effective Brexit planning

Cheshire West and Chester Council is scaling up preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

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