‘Keep Manchester Tidy’ campaign launched

Manchester City Council and Keep Britain Tidy are collaborating with the aim of making Manchester the UK’s first ‘Tidy City’ by 2020.

Hull highlights benefits of investing in culture

As part of its tenure as the UK City of Culture, the 2017 events in Hull brought a ‘significant increase’ in arts and culture participation.

Care home quality deteriorating in one in five authorities

Independent Age says the proportion of care homes rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ increased in one in five local authority areas last year.

MPs call for end of 'poisonous air' emergency

Four Commons committees have urged for an end to the UK's ‘poisonous air’ emergency and demanded a faster phase-out of petrol and diesel cars.

Public health funding risk in worst-hit areas

The BMA has warned that council-run public health is heading in the ‘wrong direction’ with funding ’significantly reduced’ over recent years.

Extra 1.5 million will be in poverty by 2022

A new report has revealed that the child poverty rate for those in lone parent households will increase from 37 per cent to over 62 per cent.

Accountability often broken in outsourced council services

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman warns about the issues found during investigations into councils’ management of external contracts.

Authorities invited to bid for transport funding

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has welcomed the next stages of the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund to transform local journeys.

Spring Statement includes housing boost

The Chancellor has announced a number of new housing plans in his Spring Statement, including £1.67 billion for affordable homes in London.

Five councils to adopt integration plans

Five English councils are planning to adopt new integration plans to deal with problems of segregation.

Cherwell to pilot mortgages for self-build homes

Cherwell District Council is exploring an innovative new approach to helping local people finance self-build homes.

New Air Quality Action Plan for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council has set out a new Air Quality Action Plan to improve areas of poor air quality and maintain areas of good air quality.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.