£76m a year for homes for those who need extra support

The government has announced an extra £76 million a year over the next three years to build homes for those who need extra support.

Free Wi-Fi extended into 20 Leeds community buildings

A leading digital skills programme being delivered by Leeds City Council will see free Wi-Fi made available at 20 community buildings.

Nottingham calls for inquiry into favourable southern funding

Graham Chapman has called for the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding.

Democracy Ambassadors to inspire political engagement

The Cabinet Office has unveiled a new programme aimed at inspiring school-age young people to engage with democracy from an earlier stage.

Critics blast ‘pitiful’ social housing proposals

A ‘new deal’ for social housing residents has been announced to rebalance the relationship between tenants and landlords.

Council leaders warn of tourism black hole

The LGA has warned that the tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps.

Rough sleeping eradication plan revealed

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has revealed a plan to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027.

Somerset CC's unpaid leave plan blasted by Unite union

Steve Preddy: “This crisis is entirely of this Tory-controlled council’s own making"

Northamptonshire CC agrees plan to address £70m shortfall

Council votes in favour of redundancies and cuts to services as it attempts to address £70m funding shortfall

New homes shouldn’t be held back by pre-WWII electrical standards, says REA

The Renewable Energy Association has released a position paper which urges Government to upgrade the electricity supply to new homes.

Housing benefit system to remain in place for supported housing

Residents will claim housing benefit as usual, with their rent normally being paid directly to their landlord.

Nearly half of all Councils facing Pension fund recruitment issues

New guide examines recruitment, retention and resourcing for Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds.

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