Cambridge Road Estate

Kingston Council is one of the first London boroughs to agree to hold a resident ballot for its Cambridge Road Estate regeneration project.

Fears over children’s services in cash-strapped Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking £70 million of savings over the next few months to balance its books.

£10m boiler scrappage scheme for London businesses

Sadiq Khan has launched a new £10 million boiler scrappage scheme that will help small businesses save money on their energy bills.

National congestion crisis warning issued by councils

The number of vehicles on England’s clogged roads has risen by nearly two and a half million in the last five years.

121,500 households benefit from stamp duty cut

121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 thanks to the government’s cut to stamp duty.

LGA launches its adult social care paper

The LGA has launched a nationwide consultation on how to pay for adult social care and rescue care services from collapse.

Cap on care must be fully funded, warns county leaders

Social care must remain a local service and the government should ‘not be swayed’ by arguments to combine all of social care into the NHS.

Local councils quick to use bailiffs

Local councils and government bodies are often worse than consumer creditors, can be very aggressive and quick to use bailiffs.

Government announces further business rates pilots

The government has announced that more councils are being invited to apply for powers to retain the growth in their business rates.

Joint Parks Foundation in Bristol and Bath

Bristol City Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council will develop a Parks Foundation to support public parks across the two cities.

Further financial concern in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council has issued a second Section 114 notice due to the ongoing financial crisis facing the authority.

LEP shake up proposed by ministers

Ministers have put forward new proposals for LEPs to supercharge economic growth and drive forward investment in local businesses.

Record high for severe obesity in 10 to 11-year-olds

Public Health England has reported that levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began

Plans to remove commissioners from Rotherham Council

James Brokenshire has announced that the government will end the intervention into Rotherham Council three years after calling in inspectors.

End of life care is not being prioritised

Local authorities have failed to prioritise palliative and end of life care, despite the health care challenges posed by a rapidly ageing population.

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