New homes at affordable prices in Hackney

Hackney Council has announced plans to build modern new homes at a genuinely affordable living rent, saving renters £10,000 a year.

Capital prosperity dependent upon collaboration

London, the South East and the East of England urgently need greater collaboration to respond to their current challenges.

More than half of children growing up in poverty

New figures have shown that there are now constituencies within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty.

Hampshire extends Meals on Wheels to younger adults

Hampshire County Council has agreed for investment of up to £16.4 million in a new Meals on Wheels contract to support younger adults.

Liverpool City Council eyes £6.5m for struggling families

Liverpool City Council could get early access to £6.5 million from the government’s Troubled Families initiative to support struggling families.

Burnham proposes extra police for Manchester

Andy Burnham has announced budget proposals for Manchester’s essential services, including extra police numbers and congestion investment.

Elderly malnutrition set to cost care sector £15 million

The APPG on hunger has urged the government to tackle malnutrition in the elderly to save the NHS and social care over £15 billion a year.

Government should move away from PFI and outsourcing

The Smith Institute think tank has urged the government to pause all public service outsourcing and PFI deals.

Regions propose a ‘Western Powerhouse’

A ‘Western Powerhouse’ can boost job prospects across the whole region and rival the Northern Powerhouse, the Welsh Secretary has said.

Electric truck proposal for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has applied for funding to convert two of its retired refuse collection vehicles to run on the waste taken away from households.

MPs say that plans to solve housing crisis will fail

The Treasury Select Committee has said that government plans to tackle the housing crisis will fail without further reforms.

SMEs could be worst affected by Brexit

Small and medium-sized businesses may be worst affected when the UK leaves the European Union.

Council introduces charge for building type waste

Leeds City Council is to introduce a charge residents looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting site.

District councils campaign against ‘unfair’ council tax measures

The District Councils’ Network has urged for changes to the ‘unfair’ system governing council tax increases which are curbing their key role in prevention.

Local services stretched by ‘unprecedented’ elderly population

Figures from the CCN have indicated that local services are at breaking point as a result of an increasingly elderly population and ‘outdated’ government funding.


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