Councils forced to cut preventive services

Cash-strapped councils across England are struggling to provide services for rising numbers of people facing disadvantage.

Voter ID plans ‘the wrong priority’ for government

New report warns that current plans to impose voter ID is a very ‘expensive distraction’ from the serious threats facing our democracy.

One Yorkshire devolution deal backed by councils

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire local authorities have agreed to submit a detailed proposal to government to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal.

Last mile delivery bikes gain new funding

The Department for Transport has announced £2 million of funding to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes.

Sturgeon sets out government’s annual priorities

Nicola Sturgeon set out details of 12 new bills in her ‘programme for government’, including mental health funding and infrastructure plans.

£6 million for English language learning

The government has announced a £6 million programme that will help adults learn to speak English and better integrate into British life.

New leaders as Green’s seek ‘third political party’

Green Party members have voted Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry new co-leaders of the party after an internal election this summer.

Legal powers in use to seek Brexit clarity in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is to use of new legal powers to force the government to reveal the truth about the impact of Brexit on the region.

Majority of MPs support social care funding increase

A new survey has revealed that 84 per cent of MPs and 76 per cent of peers agree that funding for adult social care should increase.

Government not doing enough to tackle pothole problems

An IAM RoadSmart survey has found that its members are increasingly disillusioned with the state of the roads in the UK.

Councils overspend on children’s care services by £800m

Councils in England overspent by £816 million on protecting vulnerable children in the last financial year.

Improved public finances should resource local government

ONS reports says that the government logged a £2 billion surplus last month, leading to calls for money to be given to councils.

Plans to increase garden towns announced

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

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.

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