Empty homes tax could generate £1.2bn, suggests research

New tax could be more effective and quicker than building new homes

Glasgow Council remortgage deal will finance equal pay claims

Deal agreed by councillors will transfer ownership of venues to City Property Glasgow Investments LLP

£2bn additional spend in Scottish public services

Scotland’s Finance Secretary has announced that health services and public services will benefit from more than £2 billion.

Services at risk due to £8 billion black hole

The Local Government Association is launching a new campaign to influence the forthcoming Spending Review.

Gloucestershire budget to invest in children’s services

Gloucestershire County Council’s budget for 2019/20 will see almost £11 million extra invested into children’s services.

£70bn blueprint to transform the North’s economy

A £70 billion plan to transform transport links across the north of England has been unveiled.

£23 million for research into road repairs

Chris Grayling has announced £22.9 million of funding for new technology that could help stop potholes from forming.

£1m for innovative digital social care projects

Projects that support innovative uses of digital technology in the design and delivery of adult social care are set to share in new funding.

Bus journeys fall by 90 million in a year

New DfT figures have shown that the number of bus journeys taken in Great Britain fell by more than 90 million in one year.

£500 million affordable homes funding boost

James Brokenshire has announced that nearly £500 million will be spent building more than 11,000 much-needed affordable properties.

Care workers being paid less than minimum wage

Thousands of care workers are being paid less than the national minimum wage as companies are being forced to pay for travel time.

£7 million to improve journeys and ease traffic delays

Highways England is investing more than £7 million in schemes to improve journeys, generate jobs and help unlock plans to build homes.

Council’s prevention spend lower than needed

Local authorities across the UK are massively underspending on preventative services due to cuts, according to a new survey.

£1 million spent on clearing up litter from woods

The cost of clearing up fly-tipping and littering from the UK’s woods has soared to over £1 million over the last five years.

£588 million investment agreed for Tees Valley

The Tees Valley Mayor and the leaders of the region’s five councils have approved a ten-year plan to transform the economy of the region.

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