Citizens’ Assembly  to consider best way to fund social care

The Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, commissioned by Parliament, will work together to consider the best way to fund adult social care.

Solar farm and industrial units proposal in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is drawing up plans to create a renewable energy facility in a bid to create a greener energy supply in the region.

Councils should have retained business rates as extra revenue

The money councils receive from the further retention of business rates should be an additional revenue, and not replace existing sources, says committee.

43 per cent of children worried about air pollution

43 per cent of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school.

Capita reports losses over £500 million

Outsourcing company Capita has reported losses of more than £500 million as the provider outlines plans to revive its indebted business.

New measures for children living with alcoholic parents

New plans to provide children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support has been announced by Jeremy Hunt.

Radical plan needed to combat number of vehicles on the road

The LGA has revealed that motorists in England spent more than one million years on the road in total in 2016, traveling 277 billion miles.

Report highlights council use of solar energy

The Solar Trade Association has highlighted the success of local authorities in using solar to save money and provide stable sources of revenue.

Councils urged to take zero tolerance policy on fly tipping

GMB London has urged local authorities to take a policy of zero tolerance with action against fly tipping, which is costing millions to clear.

Lancashire council to train locals in lifesaving CPR

Lancashire CC has teamed up with BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Ambulance Service to train 2,500 local people in CPR and defibrillator use.

‘Clear power imbalance' in private rented sector

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has said that vulnerable tenants need greater legal protections from retaliatory evictions.

Tougher security sought for summer events

New research has shown that 57 per cent of British residents want to see tougher public security put in place ahead of major outdoor summer events.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.