One million bus lane fines issued each year

New RAC research has shown that over one million fines are handed out to drivers caught in city bus lanes every year.

Almost £7 million to support struggling families in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council will receive early access to almost £7 million of funding to support struggling families to turn their lives around.

Zero-emission buses for Dundee and Aberdeen

As part of a €25 million project, Dundee City Council and Aberdeen City Council will both be adding hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to their fleets.

£6 billion package to help end fuel poverty

The government has revealed that nearly a million more low-income households are set to benefit from innovative energy saving measures.

Councils able to double on-the-spot fines for litter

Thérèse Coffey has announced that councils will be given the power to almost double on-the-spot fines for litter louts, from £80 to £150.

New initiative to reduce rough sleeping

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed new government plans to significantly reduce the number of people sleeping rough.

LEP boundaries should be reshaped alongside county boundaries

The CCN has said that LEP boundaries must be re-shaped so they align with county council boundaries to improve ‘localised’ industrial strategies.

Authorities set for largest council tax rise in 13 years

Official figures released have shown that council tax levels will increase by an average of 5.1 per cent across England in 2018/19.

Legislation to reverse the impact of a ‘staircase tax’

Sajid Javid will introduce legislation that will reverse the impact of a ‘staircase tax’, which he says has unfairly affected up to a thousand businesses.

£48 million for cleaner, greener buses

The new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, aimed at ensuring greener journeys, has been launched by Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani.

Councils to charge double council tax on empty properties

Rishi Sunak has announced new government legislation to allow councils to charge double the rate of council tax on homes left empty for years.

£36 million of funding for enhanced flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 25 new schemes will receive a share of £36 million to improve flood protection over the next three years.

Javid minded to send Commissioners to Northamptonshire CC

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced action to ensure that Northamptonshire County Council improves its financial management.

£56 million flood defence ending for Welsh coasts

Hannah Blythyn has announced a £56 million programme to improve flood and coastal erosion defences across Wales.

Half a million ‘invisible’ older private renters overlooked

Older people in private rented accommodation are ‘invisible’ in policy decisions on housing and age-related issues, says new report.

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