£1m online toolkit to assess green benefits

A new online toolkit, designed to accurately assess the multiple benefits of green infrastructure, is receiving £1 million investment from Innovate UK.

Patterns of accountability failure repeatedly occurring

A new report has stressed how weak accountability increases the risk of failure of public services, with the same patterns of failure repeatedly occurring.

Call for collaboration for well-designed homes delivery

Government ministers are set to urge industry to embrace the latest innovations to make sure that the UK builds the high quality homes its needs.

Citizens’ Assembly  to consider best way to fund social care

The Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, commissioned by Parliament, will work together to consider the best way to fund adult social care.

Solar farm and industrial units proposal in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is drawing up plans to create a renewable energy facility in a bid to create a greener energy supply in the region.

Councils should have retained business rates as extra revenue

The money councils receive from the further retention of business rates should be an additional revenue, and not replace existing sources, says committee.

43 per cent of children worried about air pollution

43 per cent of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school.

Capita reports losses over £500 million

Outsourcing company Capita has reported losses of more than £500 million as the provider outlines plans to revive its indebted business.

New measures for children living with alcoholic parents

New plans to provide children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support has been announced by Jeremy Hunt.

Radical plan needed to combat number of vehicles on the road

The LGA has revealed that motorists in England spent more than one million years on the road in total in 2016, traveling 277 billion miles.

Report highlights council use of solar energy

The Solar Trade Association has highlighted the success of local authorities in using solar to save money and provide stable sources of revenue.

Councils urged to take zero tolerance policy on fly tipping

GMB London has urged local authorities to take a policy of zero tolerance with action against fly tipping, which is costing millions to clear.

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