£76m a year for homes for those who need extra support

The government has announced an extra £76 million a year over the next three years to build homes for those who need extra support.

Free Wi-Fi extended into 20 Leeds community buildings

A leading digital skills programme being delivered by Leeds City Council will see free Wi-Fi made available at 20 community buildings.

Nottingham calls for inquiry into favourable southern funding

Graham Chapman has called for the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding.

Democracy Ambassadors to inspire political engagement

The Cabinet Office has unveiled a new programme aimed at inspiring school-age young people to engage with democracy from an earlier stage.

Council leaders warn of tourism black hole

The LGA has warned that the tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps.

New homes shouldn’t be held back by pre-WWII electrical standards, says REA

The Renewable Energy Association has released a position paper which urges Government to upgrade the electricity supply to new homes.

New report highlights benefits of rental insurance

The average renter loses over £300 per tenancy because of participation in the existing deposit protection schemes.

Food banks cannot be sole solution to holiday hunger

More tonnes of food are distributed in the summer months by foodbanks than were received as donations, creating an unsustainable way of working.

Report highlights air quality efforts in Bath

An annual status report has outlined decreases in harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide across Bath and North East Somerset.

Northampton sets out proposed action plan

Northamptonshire County Council has revealed a proposed action plan outlining a series of measures concerning priority areas of spend.

Young carers feeling lonely during summer

New research has revealed that nearly half of young carers are spending more than four hours a day during the summer caring for a relative.

NCS funding should go to local youth services

The Local Government Association says that current National Citizen Service funding should be devolved to local youth services.

Cambridge Road Estate

Kingston Council is one of the first London boroughs to agree to hold a resident ballot for its Cambridge Road Estate regeneration project.

Fears over children’s services in cash-strapped Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking £70 million of savings over the next few months to balance its books.

£10m boiler scrappage scheme for London businesses

Sadiq Khan has launched a new £10 million boiler scrappage scheme that will help small businesses save money on their energy bills.

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