Enfield Council develops ‘Digital by Default’ strategy

Enfield Council has chosen Sungard Availability Services to manage its hybrid IT infrastructure and increase efficiency by 30 per cent.

Lack of funding damaging children services

Two-thirds of councillors feel they do not have enough funding to provide universal services for children and families.

44 UK cities fail pollution tests

The WHO has reported that 44 of the UK’s 51 cities and towns listed on its air quality database have air considered too dangerous to breathe.

Leisure centres face possible closure without government investment, councils warn

Leisure centres could fall into a state of disrepair and even be forced to close without urgent new investment from government, the LGA has warned.

New congestion-cutting technology for North East

The government has released funding to upgrade traffic management technology across the North East Combined Authority area.

LHA cap will not apply to supported housing

Theresa May has revealed that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not apply to supported housing or the social housing sector.

Authorities paying millions in excessive mileage allowance

The TaxPayers' Alliance has revealed that councils are paying their staff millions more than they should be in mileage allowance payments.

Edinburgh to consider diesel surcharge

Edinburgh's Parking Action Plan will present a new consultation on whether diesel vehicles should incur a parking permit surcharge.

Developers not prioritising walking infrastructure

A new report has argued that access to walking infrastructure is not a priority for developers building new homes.

Dundee to outline £350 million building programme

Dundee City Council is to outline nearly £350 million of investment for a building programme to cover the next five years.

12 million penalties given to drivers each year

New research by the RAC Foundation has revealed that up to 12 million driving licence holders receive a penalty notice each year.

Cost of childcare rises seven times faster than wages

New research has revealed that the cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008.

Energy savings plan for dozens of Swansea buildings

Swansea Council is considering applying for funding to introduce energy saving improvements at 25 council buildings.

Troubled public services costing government £10bn

The government is spending over £10 billion over five years just to keep troubled public services going, despite not solving the issues.

£350 million announced to improve local roads

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced the £345.3 million funding package to improve local roads and public transport.

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