London and Manchester mayors seek end to police cuts

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, have urged the Chancellor to end the police funding crisis.

Hertfordshire signals next stage off libraries plans

Councillors in Hertfordshire have given the green light to the new priorities for the region’s libraries for 2018 - 2021.

More should be done to help vulnerable in debt

The Money Advice Trust has said that more could be done for the vulnerable in debt.

56p of every £1 of council tax could go to social care

The LGA has warned that 56p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020.

Majority who pay for social care won’t benefit from cost cap

Nine in 10 people who pay for their own care in England won’t benefit if the ‘cap’ on care costs goes ahead.

10,000 new affordable homes for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which will see 10,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

One in ten council workers paid below living wage

New analysis has revealed that one in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage.

LHA freeze risks increasing homelessness

The LGA has warned that the freeze on Local Housing Allowance LHA risks an increase in homelessness in the private sector.

Majority of affordable homes lost because of legal loophole

New research has revealed that property developers are avoiding building thousands of affordable homes each year due to a legal loophole.

Government urged to tackle regional imbalances

The Industrial Strategy Commission has urged the government to commit to a universal basic infrastructure and tackle Britain’s regional imbalances.

Supported housing gets funding boost

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced a new approach to encourage the supply of a wide range of supported housing.

Enfield Council develops ‘Digital by Default’ strategy

Enfield Council has chosen Sungard Availability Services to manage its hybrid IT infrastructure and increase efficiency by 30 per cent.

Lack of funding damaging children services

Two-thirds of councillors feel they do not have enough funding to provide universal services for children and families.

LHA cap will not apply to supported housing

Theresa May has revealed that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not apply to supported housing or the social housing sector.

Authorities paying millions in excessive mileage allowance

The TaxPayers' Alliance has revealed that councils are paying their staff millions more than they should be in mileage allowance payments.

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