May to unveil council home plans

Theresa May is expected to announce plans for a significant expansion in council housing and plans to make it easier for authorities to get land.

Care home provision heading for crisis in next five years

New research has found that the majority of local authorities could experience a shortfall in care home places by 2022 if action is not taken.

£2.5 million for garden cities

The government has announced a new £2.5 million funding boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes across England.

New mental health contract Norfolk residents

Norfolk County Council has awarded new contracts worth £2.85 million per year to deliver adult social services funded mental health services.

Welsh government agree Budget plans

The Welsh government and Plaid Cymru have agreed a two-year, £210 million Budget agreement, which includes a £40 million boost for mental health.

Newcastle signs up to tax protocol

Newcastle City Council has signed up to a Tax Protocol to show its commitment to collecting the debt in a fair and responsible manner.

New centre to prevent homelessness in Manchester

Manchester City Council will submit a planning application for a new Centre to provide temporary accommodation for the homeless.

Hammond to announce northern rail investment

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce an extra £300 million to improve rail links in northern England.

£10 billion Help to Buy boost

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that an extra £10 billion will be made available for the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

100 per cent business rate retention posing challenges

New independent research has revealed that 100 per cent business rate retention could harm the finances of county authorities.

Hull confirms £250m culture legacy plan

Hull City Council has confirmed its commitment to investing in culture with a £250 million plan.

63 per cent funding cuts taking toll on services

London Councils has warned that an increasing number of local services are on the critical list because of growing demand and inadequate funding.

Average house price eight times average wage

The Local Government Association has revealed that the average house price in now worth 7.72 times the average wage packet.

Brighton agrees 1,000 affordable homes proposal

A key stage in a project to build 1,000 affordable homes in Brighton has been agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council councillors.

New contract for community beds in Leeds

Leeds City Council has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across the city.

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