Social care delivery remaining high despite growing pressures

Councils have performed competently in delivering adult and children’s social care, despite increasing cuts to resources.

£300,000 available for community litter groups

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has opened the second round of funding for community projects that get tough on litter.

Plans to increase garden towns announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has called for an increase in garden towns in England.

£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

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