Half of National Cycle Network rated as ‘poor’

The National Cycle Network is so starved of funding that many of its bike paths are in poor condition and are in desperate need of improvements.

Half of young people facing homelessness not supported

More than half of young people facing homelessness who approached their local council for help last year received no meaningful support.

£60m savings outlined by Newcastle County Council

Newcastle City Council has detailed proposals on how it plans to save £60 million to set balanced budgets over the next three years.

Free childcare scheme questioned as fees rise

The free childcare scheme is being questioned again as more than half of private nurseries have increased their fees in the past year.

£22 million to support domestic abuse survivors

The government has announced a £22 million funding allocation for projects that support and work with domestic abuse survivors.

Digital map to boost Midlands engine

The Midlands Engine Partnership will use £1.5 million to pioneer cutting-edge technology across the Midlands.

East Sussex core offer not sustainable

The council has outlined the services it believes residents should reasonably expect to be offered in the current difficult financial climate.

Shropshire Council staff told to work

To tackle a growing overspend and balance its budget, Shropshire Council has told its staff they must work from home one day a month.

Unsafe cladding 'still affecting thousands'

New figures have revealed that thousands of people in England are still living in tower blocks with unsafe cladding.

Coffey questions ‘regressive’ recycling plans

The Environment Minister has written to Swindon Borough Council over plans to tell residents to stop recycling plastic.

London council spends £1.4m fighting Heathrow expansion

Hillingdon Council has spent more than £1.4 million against plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Figures highlight worrying volume of child care cases

The Local Government Association has revealed that social workers are starting new cases for more than 1,000 children each day.

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Event Diary

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director at GovNet, discusses how this year’s show in Manchester Central is the ideal space for procurement professionals to network, meet suppliers and learn what’s new in the industry.

Supplier Profiles

Schneider Electric

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Tiger Turf

Founded in 2000, the UK division of TigerTurf designs and manufactures artificial turf for sport