More than 292,000 baby boxes have been delivered to expectant parents in Scotland to support parents during the cost-of-living crisis.

Report suggests councils should have revenue support for their neighbourhood service provision combined with money currently allocated through capital pots into a single five-year 'placemaking budget'

Announced in December, Levelling up Secretary Michael Gove has now signed a deal which has allocated £1.4 billion of funding over the next 30 years for the devolved North East

Solace survey predicts the impact of Autumn statement on residents

Patrick Melia: "Trying to respond to these pressures through regressive council tax or use of reserves is simply not sustainable, as this survey shows."

Report highlights lack of foreign investment in rural areas

Research commissioned by the County Councils Network (CCN) showed that the per-capita ratio of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in England’

Grant allocations for council tax rebate total £28m

Department of Levelling up, Housing & Communities outlines its initial new burdens down-payment

Policy response to cost of living crisis 'inadequate and poorly targeted' says NEF

Research suggests four steps towards a Living Income

Innovation plan to boost Liverpool’s science superpower ambition

Steve Rotheram has unveiled a multi-billion pound plan to supercharge the Liverpool City Region’s innovation powerhouse credentials.

2.1 million food parcels sent across the UK in past year

The Trussell Trust network provided more than 2.1 million parcels to people facing financial hardship across the country in the space of a year.

Complacency over ‘eye watering’ levels of fraud in Covid scheme

MPs have said that the government was ‘complacent in preventing fraud’ in the 100 per cent taxpayer-guaranteed Bounceback Loan Scheme.

Labour calls for emergency cost of living budget

Sir Keir Starmer has said that his party is calling for an emergency budget to bring forward more measures to tackle the cost of living crisis.

Buyers paying more for homes with low-carbon technology

New analysis from Savills has revealed that home buyers are paying significantly more for homes with low-carbon technology.

Two-fifths ‘struggled with bills in early April’

Two-fifths of families with children at home were already struggling to pay their bills in early April as the cost-of-living crisis deepened.

One in 10 parents ‘very likely to use UK food bank’

The Trussell Trust has said that nearly one in 10 parents are ‘very likely’ to use a food bank to feed their children over the next three months.

Shared Prosperity Fund ‘undermines devolution’

Scottish Business Minister Ivan McKee has said the Shared Prosperity Fund fails to deliver promised funding for Scotland following Brexit.

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