Abolishing 201 local councils will benefit economy, thinktank says

Abolishing 201 local councils in England and giving the rest London-style powers could benefit the economy by £31 billion over five years.

More charging points for electric vehicles

Lancashire County Council has awarded a contract to Chargemaster to install 150 charging points for people who own electric vehicles.

New infrastructure can bring billions to national economy

A new deal between Whitehall and local leaders could add hundreds of billions of pounds to the national economy each year, Lord Adonis has said.

Future development plan approved

A plan mapping out the policies and principles for future development across Bristol has been endorsed by city councillors.

Homelessness centre gets green light

Manchester City Council has granted permission to transform a former residential care home in Chorlton into a homelessness prevention centre.

City centre to get transformation

Newcastle City Council has announced plans to transform the city centre into a world-renowned shopping and leisure destination.

Government proposes to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018.

Number of new homes in England rises by 15 per cent

The number of new homes in England has risen by 15 per cent over the past year, new figures have revealed.

Devolve Industrial Strategy powers and funding, councils say

Hopes to rebalance the economy through the government’s Industrial Strategy risk failing without an urgent move to devolve funding and responsibility to local areas.

Cabinet meets to discuss key decisions

Cornwall Council’s cabinet met recently to discuss key decisions about the budget, investment plans and new proposals.

Shadow chancellor demands ‘emergency Budget’

John McDonnell has demanded an ‘emergency Budget’ for public services, a week before the autumn Budget is presented to Parliament.

Newhaven flood defence project reaches significant milestone

The Environment Agency has announced the completion of its work on the west bank of the River Ouse as part of a major flood defence scheme.

Suffolk County Council’s budget proposals published

Proposals to balance Suffolk County Council’s budget in 2018/19 have been published.

£1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment

The redevelopment of Croydon town centre has taken a leap forward as Croydon Council’s planning committee approved the £1.4 billion scheme.

£50 million Mersey cruise terminal in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has submitted a planning application for a new £50 million Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey.

Cheshire unveils Pre-Budget Consultation Report 2018-21

Cheshire East Council has published a budget report that outlines its financial plans for the next three years.

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