£4m for congestion cutting tech products

The Department for Transport is awarding £4 million for tech projects that will help cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment

Benefit sanction variations unacceptable

A report by the Public Accounts Committee has urged the Department for Work & Pensions to review the use of sanctions.

£10m local action fund to tackle climate change

Nicola Sturgeon has announced almost £10 million of funding to support local organisations across Scotland to tackle climate change.

Four Liverpool libraries face closure

Four libraries in Liverpool are facing closure as a result of cuts, meaning the city will have lost over half of its libraries in the last two years.

Northamptonshire council staff told to ‘work in libraries’

Staff at Northamptonshire County Council have been told to work in a library or from home because of a delay to work to the council’s new headquarters.

Welsh councils cut spend on hearing equipment by 15 per cent, figures show

Figures obtained by Action on Hearing Loss Cymru has indicated that spending on specialist equipment for people who have hearing loss has been cut by an average of 15 per cent over the past four years.

Council tax rise unlikely to recompense funding cuts

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further cuts to local services over the coming year.

Potholes to rise due to rise in use of heavy lorries, LGA warns

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that pothole levels are likely to surge because of a spike in levels of heavier lorries wearing down roads.

MoJ announces pay rise to boost prison staffing levels

Prison officers from 31 prisons in London and south-east England are set to receive pay rises of up to £5,000, in a bid to encourage more recruits to join the service.

£10 vehicle pollution charge set for London

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that a £10 toxic ‘T-Charge’ will be put in place for the most polluting cars in central London.

Lack of council BYOD policy puts data at risk

The high number of local authorities without a BYOD policy exposes them to higher risk of data leaks.

Businesses to benefit from accurately lower bills

Figures have shown that thousands of businesses across the country are set to benefit from falls in their business rates bills.

£20m to support victims of domestic abuse

76 projects across the country will receive a share of £20 million government funding to support victims of domestic abuse.

£90m budgets cuts planned for Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has revealed budget cuts of £90 million over the next three years after seeing a 68 per cent reduction in funding.

Affordable homes development opened in Gillingham

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell has visited Medway to highlight how the region is leading the way in fixing the broken housing market.

Half of London councils to refresh outdated IT

A FOI request has revealed that over half of London boroughs are currently planning to replace their IT infrastructure.

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