Housing experts have denounced the government’s ‘pay to stay’ policy, claiming forcing social housing tenants with higher incomes to pay more in rent will discourage them from increasing their earnings.

Parents in the UK are unhappy with local play facilities for children and think more funding should be allocated, according to research from the Association of Play Industries (API).

A Socitm survey has released findings indicating 70 per cent of councils provide a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ parking service online.

MP’s have agreed a tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as a measure to tackle child obesity in England.

Lancashire County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council have both announced plans to generate significant savings by losing staff.

The Financial Conduct Authority have approved plans to pool £25 billion of local authority pension funds.

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has warned that planned cuts to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) budget will mean councils losing out and only being able to provide basic services.

A new report published by the RAC has found capital spending on local roads in England to be at its lowest level for over a decade. 

The Highland Council is contemplating a proposal to reduce its working week to four and a half days.

300,000 homes will be better protected from flooding by 2021 following a £2.3 billion investment in flood defence schemes.

George Osborne has revealed that councils will be given even more powers over decision making in their local areas as part of his Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

As part of his joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has revealed that the housing budget is to be doubled to £2 billion a year.

Proposed reforms to the number of Welsh council’s could save up to £650 million over the next ten years, according to figures from the Welsh Government.

A report conducted by the Trade Union Congress (TUS), for the Fabian Society, has outlined where public spending cuts have undermined service quality by reducing provision and increasing waiting times for critical services.

With the wintery weather affecting most parts of the country, councils have stockpiled 1.2 million tonnes of salt in preparation for further weathe

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published figures showing that England’s 444 local authorities hold £22.5 billion in non-ringfenced reserves.


Event Diary

Located at the very heart of the UK, at the premier National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, The ACR Show (16-18 February 2016) is the ONLY national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors