New planning rules to speed up property building

A major review has said that new planning rules should be produced for sites with more than 1,500 homes to speed up build out rates.

Bradford Council children's services 'inadequate'

Ofsted has judged children’s services at Bradford Council as inadequate, with children in need of protection left ‘at risk of serious harm’.

Council housing could generate £320 billion for economy

Councils could generate £320 billion over the next 50 years if they were able to build a ‘new generation’ of high-quality council housing.

£420m to tackle a growing pothole crisis

Local councils in England are to receive an extra £420 million to tackle the pothole crisis, as part of the Budget announcement.

Plans to tighten tenant safety announced

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced plans to tighten health and safety standards for rental accommodation.

New plans to revitalise West Midlands town centres

A pioneering project from the WMCA and local councils is set to target five town centres to transform and revitalise the way they operate.

Provide Manchester same transport powers as London

Andy Burnham has claimed that Greater Manchester needs similar day-to-day powers over the running of transport as London.

Child protection plans witness steep increase

The number of children supported through a child protection plan has undergone the biggest annual increase in four years.

Majority unprepared for costs of adult social care

The overwhelming majority of people have not made any plans for how they will pay for adult social care in older age.

New scheme to help young people leaving care

A landmark government scheme will see see leading businesses support care leavers to raise their career aspirations.

Satellite data to help public sector overcome challenges

Government departments, emergency services and local authorities will gain free access to thousands of high-resolution satellite images of Britain.

Fears of maintained nursery schools closures

Thousands of SEND children could lose daily support unless the government continues to provide extra funding for maintained nursery schools.

Newcastle launches online budget simulator

To help it deal with its budget dilemmas, Newcastle City Council has launched an online budget simulator to tackle £20 million of cuts.

Majority of English councils using public cloud services

80 per cent English councils are now using public cloud services to some extent, although stumbling blocks are still preventing optimum use.

Public are 'sleepwalking' into care crisis

The Alzheimer’s Society has warned that the general public are unaware of the costs of dementia care, with many believing it is free on the NHS.

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