Local elections offering disabled candidates grant scheme

£250,000 will help people with disabilities run for elected office in next year’s council elections.

Cash injection needed to avoid ‘catastrophic collapse’

Council leaders have demanded that a forthcoming cut in funding of £1.3 billion is cancelled to stop an impending ‘catastrophic collapse’.

Councils advised to set up ‘food resilience teams’

Food policy experts have written to every UK council advising them to set up ‘food resilience teams’ to prepare for different Brexit scenarios.

Government takes over children's services in Northampton

The government has taken over Northamptonshire County Council’s children's services department.

Help to Buy aiding 400,000 onto the housing ladder

More than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the government’s Help to Buy schemes.

Westminster austerity agenda costs Wales 28,000 jobs

28,100 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales since 2010 as a result of severe spending cuts driven by the UK Westminster government.

New financial penalties for fly tipping households

New financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly give their waste to a licensed carrier are coming in to force.

Sprinklers at only four per cent of capital’s high rise blocks

Just four per cent of London’s high rise council housing blocks have sprinklers installed, 18 months after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nottingham City Council's air quality plan approved

The government has announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in Nottingham city centre.

New government procurement measures announced

David Lidington is announcing new measures to deliver better public services and use procurement contracts as a ‘force for good’.

Number of children in care rises again

Latest figures show that there were 75,420 looked-after children in England at the end of March this year.

Crickhowell High Street crowned ‘UK's best’

Crickhowell High Street has been crowned the UK’s best in this year’s Great British High Street Awards.

222,000 new homes delivered last year

New figures showing that over 222,000 new homes were delivered in 2017 to 2018 have been welcomed by the Communities Secretary.

Commissioner proposed for Northamptonshire children's services

The government has proposed the appointment of a commissioner to oversee improvements at Northamptonshire County Council.

Housing law change putting social housing at risk

A proposal to speed up the creation of new homes could provide a ‘get-out clause’ for developers to avoid providing affordable homes.

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