Social care measures needs to be brought forward

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant pressures facing the sector.

Report highlights FM role in combating cyber

A new white paper has analysed how organisations can better protect themselves against cyber attack by prioritising the FM role.

Government cuts hit the north hardest

New government figures on public spending have revealed that the north of England has seen the biggest cuts in spending over the past five years.

Outsourcing in public sector spikes in Q3

Local authorities and central government departments procured contracts worth £723 million between July and September 2017.

Funding for public services ‘outdated’ and ‘unfair’, county leaders warn

Millions of rural residents receive almost half of funding for their public services compared to their neighbours in England’s largest cities.

Cardiff City Council generates major savings with new street lighting system

Cardiff has taken a major step to become a smart city and reduce its carbon footprint by installing 14,000 connected LED streetlights.

Lancashire care leavers now exempt from paying council tax

Care leavers across Lancashire are now exempt from paying council tax thanks to an award-winning campaign.

Derby Nottingham Metro could bring £11 billion economy boost

Closer joint working across the Derby and Nottingham Metro area could provide an £11 billion boost to the local economy, new report says.

Council takes back control of highways

Liverpool City Council is to take back control of maintaining the city’s highways by ending its contract with Amey.

Research and development fund to get record boost

The UK is to see its biggest ever increase in research and development investment and a new fund to transform transport within city regions nationwide.

Abolishing 201 local councils will benefit economy, thinktank says

Abolishing 201 local councils in England and giving the rest London-style powers could benefit the economy by £31 billion over five years.

More charging points for electric vehicles

Lancashire County Council has awarded a contract to Chargemaster to install 150 charging points for people who own electric vehicles.

New infrastructure can bring billions to national economy

A new deal between Whitehall and local leaders could add hundreds of billions of pounds to the national economy each year, Lord Adonis has said.

Future development plan approved

A plan mapping out the policies and principles for future development across Bristol has been endorsed by city councillors.

Homelessness centre gets green light

Manchester City Council has granted permission to transform a former residential care home in Chorlton into a homelessness prevention centre.

City centre to get transformation

Newcastle City Council has announced plans to transform the city centre into a world-renowned shopping and leisure destination.

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