Homeless summer holidays for 123,000 children

The numbers of homeless children that councils are housing in temporary accommodation has increased by 76 per cent in the last seven years.

Half of government digital spend going to SMEs

Oliver Dowden has announced that SMEs are accessing almost half of public sector spend on digital, data and technology services.

Sustainable travel being held back by lack of funding

A lack of revenue funding and uncertainty over current levels of funding are the main barriers to councils investing in sustainable travel.

Government not doing enough to tackle pothole problems

An IAM RoadSmart survey has found that its members are increasingly disillusioned with the state of the roads in the UK.

Half of councils using unsupported server software

A worrying number of councils are leaving themselves open to security vulnerabilities and expensive extended support costs.

Councils overspend on children’s care services by £800m

Councils in England overspent by £816 million on protecting vulnerable children in the last financial year.

Social care saves NHS £60 million in last year

Adult social care has saved the NHS almost £60 million through reducing pressures in the last year.

Two-speed England warning for infrastructure

The government must improve UK infrastructure and avoid the risk of regions being left behind whilst others pull ahead in a two-speed England.

Councils spending £4.5 million on cars for mayors

Local authorities have spent £4,513,607 on cars for mayors, lord mayors, lord provosts and and their equivalents since 2015.

Improved public finances should resource local government

ONS reports says that the government logged a £2 billion surplus last month, leading to calls for money to be given to councils.

Modernised payroll and HR for Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is integrating its HR and payroll processes by partnering with MHR for the provision of its cloud based iTrent system.

Possibility of 115,000 fewer care workers after Brexit

Ending freedom of movement after Brexit could result in 115,000 fewer adult social care workers by 2026.

‘Shameful’ inequality in education system

The Labour Party has highlighted sharp inequalities between students at schools in the most and least deprived areas in England.

Children’s care system undergoing a ‘silent crisis’

A new report has claimed that nearly 50,000 vulnerable children are being cared for in areas where local council services are failing them.

Majority not saving for any future care needs

The vast majority of people are not saving to pay for care in later life, despite one in 10 older people facing care costs of over £100,000.

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