New policies could end homelessness within 10 years

Crisis has claimed that the UK could create an end to homelessness within 10 years if the government embraces certain policies.

Right to Buy replacement will be lost in just five years

Councils warn that ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy will be all but eliminated within five years without major reforms.

£19 million integration investment for local government

Councils across England will receive a share of £19 million to help ease pressures on local services resulting from recent migration.

Child protection information sharing a priority

Nadhim Zahawi has urged councils and NHS organisations yet to implement a child protection information sharing system to do so.

Khan to extend ULEZ plans in London

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded up to the North and South Circular boundary in 2021.

Oxford councils agree to fund controlled parking zones

Oxford's county and city councils are to work together to tackle commuter parking problems and fund new controlled parking zones.

Local councils could face financial crisis in the next year

Over nine in 10 council leaders believe some local authorities will get into serious financial difficulties within the next three years.

New report highlights high levels of destitution

More than one and a half million people in the UK were in destitution at some point in 2017, a new report from the JRF has found.

New guide for councils on increasing EV uptake

The REA has launched a report giving local authorities advice on how to encourage electric vehicle uptake in their areas.

Carillion collapse likely to cost taxpayers estimated £148m

The NAO has reported that the recent collapse of large construction firm Carillion will cost UK taxpayers an estimated £148 million.

BBC finds that sexual-health clinics facing closure

A BBC freedom of information request has found that at least 72 councils in England are planning to cut sexual-health funding this year.

Devon produces new strategy to reduce plastic waste

Devon County Council has pledged to phase out its use of the most polluting single-use plastic products within two years.

Northamptonshire to sell County Hall to boost income

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking to minimise its property costs by increasing occupancy at its One Angel Square headquarters.

Safe infrastructure needed to boost cycling and walking

Andy Street and TfWM are urging the government to boost efforts to increase cycling and walking journeys by investing in safe infrastructure.

Councils given new powers over house planning

Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced new powers for local authorities to aid them in delivering the homes their communities need.

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