£15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

Michael Ellis has announced that three cultural projects will receive a share of the £15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

£220 million Clean Air Fund launched

The government has launched a £220 million Clean Air Fund to improve air quality in some of the most polluted areas of the UK.

NHS to work with councils to improve ‘housing health’

In a bid to save money and reduce hospital visits, the NHS is to work alongside councils to improve health through better housing.

Foundations ready to develop first wave of homes

Liverpool City Council’s ‘ethical housing company’ has set out a £50 million budget to deliver the first phase of a 10,000 build programme.

Dockless bike hire scheme to launch in Leeds

Leeds City Council has announced that deckles bike company ofo will launch a fleet of 1,000 bikes in the city centre in May.

Government error overpays councils by £36 million

What has been deemed an ‘historic error’ by the government has seen local councils overpaid a total of £36 million more than they were entitled to.

Javid approves Somerset council merge

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved the creation of a new district council covering the Somerset region.

Cardiff checks on cladding expose fire safety issues

Extra fire safety checks on Cardiff Council's high-rise blocks of flats have revealed that some cladding systems do not meet current standards.

Further funding to improve quality of adoption services

Five new Regional Adoption Agencies have been granted £3.4 million as part of the government’s ambition to create a world-leading adoption system.

Third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists this year

The CCS has confirmed that a third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for supplier applications later this year.

Committee finds rural communities being failed by government

The Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities has urged for a radical change in how the countryside is looked after.

World’s first hydrogen road sweeper in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council has taken delivery of the world’s first hydrogen road sweeper to join one of the largest hydrogen fleets in Europe.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.