Authorities invited to bid for transport funding

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has welcomed the next stages of the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund to transform local journeys.

Spring Statement includes housing boost

The Chancellor has announced a number of new housing plans in his Spring Statement, including £1.67 billion for affordable homes in London.

Cherwell to pilot mortgages for self-build homes

Cherwell District Council is exploring an innovative new approach to helping local people finance self-build homes.

Tussell reveals top local government suppliers

Skanska has been revealed as the top regular supplier to local government in 2017, a new ranking by Tussell has shown.

Funnel more tax towards social care, says CIPFA

CIPFA has urged the government to funnel more tax towards social care as part of its social care Green Paper wish list.

Support for bringing public services back in house

A new poll has highlighted support for an end to austerity, an increase in spending and for public services to be brought back in house.

Underfunded councils prepared to sell off parks

Over half of councils in the North West are considering selling parks or finding other organisations to maintain them within the next three years.

£30 million social care boost for Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has approved plans for the construction of three new centres for people with learning disabilities in the city.

Northamptonshire under investigation over £10m ‘claw-back’

Northamptonshire County Council is being investigated over allegations it used ring-fenced funding for public health to support other services.

Council tax to rise by 12.5 per cent in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire County Council approved a council tax rise of 12.5 per cent for the upcoming financial year.

Urgent fire safety funding needed for high-rise residents

Greater Manchester’s leaders have urged Sajid Javid to provide immediate funding to carry out urgent fire safety work to protect hard-pressed residents.

Three policy priorities for Sheffield City Region

Centre for Cities has outlined what the new Sheffield City Region metro mayor should prioritise when they take office in May this year.

Parking fine appeals successful four times out of 10

Four out of 10 appeals for parking or bus lane fines sent to councils across the UK over the last five years have led to fines being cancelled.

Islington cleans up its act with ‘green fleet’ plans

Islington Council has revealed plans for a new 'green fleet' of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels.

Potholes becoming a national disgrace, warns RSTA

The Road Surface Treatments Association claims that potholes have gone from being just a local problem to being a national disgrace.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.