Major council homebuilding boost in London

Sadiq Khan has announced a major boost to London councils to help get 10,000 new council homes underway over the next four years.

Social care reform encountering fork in the road

New analysis of funding pressures on social care services have emphasised the worrying lack of progress on social care reform in the UK.

New guidance to help councils tackle climate change

New guidance has been made available on policy and legislation which can be used to address climate change at a local level.

Parliament join surge to crack down on plastics

Parliamentary staff are to be encouraged to put sustainability at the heart of their work and phase out plastic bottles, cups, bags and cutlery.

Oxford to trial ‘pop-up’ on-street charging points

Oxford City Council has been awarded £474,000 to become the first city in the world to trial ‘pop-up’ on-street electric vehicle charging points.

HCLG Committee to examine the future of England’s high streets

The HCLG Committee has launched an inquiry examining the future of England’s high streets and town centres in 2030.

Further plans to clamp down on urban pollution

Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick has unveiled further plans to clamp down on pollution in urban areas.

Urgent need for over 8,000 new foster families

The Fostering Network has reported that over 8,000 new foster families across the UK need to be found in the coming year.

LGA’s Housing Advisers Programme opens for bids

An innovative scheme set up by the LGA to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas has opened for bidding.

Leicester County Council joins clean energy pledge

Leicester County Council is set to join Leicester City Council and commit to using 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.

Cardiff to reconsider funding of parks

Cardiff City Council’s cabinet is set to consider new ways of running its parks as the council faces £91 million savings over the next three years.

Council cuts leaving deaf children at breaking point

The National Deaf Children’s Society has warned that more than a third of councils are cutting educational support for deaf children.

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