Aberdeen council to continue to meet storage costs for homeless households

Proposals to introduce charges for the storage of the belongings of homeless households in Aberdeen have been rejected.

‘Urgent clarity’ needed on EU funds, LGA warns

The LGA has called on the government to provide urgent clarity over how it will replace current European Union Structural Funds once the UK leaves the EU.

Council planning departments missing out on £70 million

Council planning departments are to miss out on an additional £70 million by the end of the financial year, the LGA has warned.

Environmental projects could receive boost from Sustainable City grants

Local projects aimed at improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, promoting sustainability and countering the effects of climate change could be in line for funding.

Over £390,000 to support disadvantaged groups into work

OxLEP has announced six new grant awards to local charities and social enterprises as part of its ESF Community Grants programme.

Innovative electric vehicle charging zones to be rolled out in Edinburgh

The innovative zonal approach to charging hubs are one of five key strategic objectives in the Council’s Action Plan.

Waste and recycling service set for redesign

Edinburgh’s communal bin collection system is set to be redesigned to improve the service for thousands of residents across the city.

Planning decision speeds improvement

Planning decisions in Brighton & Hove are being made more quickly and are now exceeding government standards.

Next phase of Leeds flood protection plans to be submitted

The next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is set to be put to the government.

Local gov unions to consider council pay offer

GMB, UNISON and Unite will consider proposals outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff.

128,000 children to be homeless on Christmas day

A new report has revealed that a shocking 128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas.

Social worker accreditation system plans revealed

Robert Goodwill has announced that five local authorities will be involved in the initial roll out of the NAAS for social workers.

Leeds proposes three per cent council tax increase

Leeds City Council is proposing adding an extra three per cent to council tax to help with the hugely burgeoning cost of care.

Construction productivity could deliver £15bn

New government plans to boost the construction sector’s productivity could potentially generate savings of £15 billion a year.

Derby first council to undergo digital facelift considering cloud pressures

Derby City Council has confirmed a 60 per cent saving on its data centre provision following its switch to Crown Hosting Data Centres.

Derby given near £1 million for migration

Derby City Council has been awarded £965,084 over two years to support plans to mitigate impacts on established residents of high levels of migration into their communities.

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