High satisfaction with electoral processes

The Electoral Commission has found that the public are satisfied with the way elections are run and are keen for further reform.

£12.2 billion spent with SMEs in 2015 to 2016

The Cabinet Office has revealed that SMEs benefited from £12.2 billion worth of central government spending in 2015 to 2016.

Council collaboration for HR framework

The London Borough of Waltham Forest has entered a new partnership with YPO to launch a new national HR procurement framework.

Councils to overspend social care budgets

New survey shows that over half of UK councils expect to overspend their adult social care budgets this year by up to nearly £21 million each.

Limited energy price cap for one million households

One million households will save £120 a year when Ofgem extends its prepayment safeguard tariff for more vulnerable people this winter.

Local authorities are putting foster children at a disadvantage compared to their peers when it comes to school transport.

Deposit refund scheme could save councils millions

Local authorities could annually save up to £35 million if a deposit refund system for drinks containers was introduced in England.

Better specialist community care to lower admissions

Local authorities should provide specialist community care for people with learning disabilities to help avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes.

Core City leaders call for air quality action

Core City leaders and mayors have called on the government to take more action on air pollution.

Glasgow to host Scotland’s first low emission zone

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce Glasgow as the first region in the country to implement a low emission zone to tackle pollution.

West Midlands Bus Alliance renews agreement

The West Midlands Bus Alliance has signed an agreement to encourage further high standards of service and reliability for the region's buses.

More must be done to tackle capital’s air quality

London Mayor Sadiq Khan must do more to promote public transport, walking and cycling in attempt to lower car use in the capital.

Cambridge reducing carbon emissions by 658 tonnes

An annual report for Cambridge City Council has highlighted how the city is reducing carbon emissions from its buildings and operations.

Funding key to social care sustainability

A new report has said that the governments’ failure to properly fund social care is leaving millions of people at risk of losing vital support.

Majority of councils collect household rubbish fortnightly

76 per cent of councils in England with responsibility for waste collections run fortnightly general rubbish rounds for some or all households.

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