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Labour-commissioned report calls for cap on rent rises


Rent rises should be capped to help millions of struggling renters in England and Wales, a new report commissioned by Labour argues.

Mayors meet to hear growth plans


Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has summoned his party’s newly-elected mayors for a meeting to detail his plans for economic growth.

Labour’s majority in Swindon biggest since 1990s


Labour’s majority on Swindon Borough Council is now the largest it has been since the 1990s.

Local elections: YouGov predicts ‘significant gains’ for Labour


Local authorities across the North and Midlands could see significant Labour gains as voters head to the polls on Thursday, according to YouGov.

Labour set out plan to ‘breathe new life’ into high streets


Labour has announced a five-point plan that it argues could ‘breathe new life’ into high streets.

Khan pledges to build 6,000 ‘rent control’ homes


London mayor Sadiq Khan will today commit to building homes with capped rents as part of his bid for re-election next month.

Parties draw battlelines for local elections


Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has given a speech in Dudley today following campaign launches by the Conservatives and Lib Dems.

Sheriff of Nottingham suspended from Labour


The only Nottingham City councillor to vote against budget cuts has been suspended from the Labour Party.

Rayner floats three-year pay deal


An incoming Labour Government could throw its weight behind a longer-term pay deal for the sector to avoid the embarrassment of strikes, well-placed sources have suggested.

Councillor quits Labour over its Israel-Gaza stance


A Merton councillor has resigned from Labour over the party’s stance on the war in Gaza.

Labour outlines plans to boost attendance


Local authorities would be required to keep a register of all children not in school under a Labour government, the shadow education secretary announced today.

Eight Hastings councillors quit Labour


Eight members of Hastings Borough Council, including its leader, have resigned from the Labour Party.

Burnley councillors quit over Starmer’s position on Gaza


Burnley Borough Council's leader and nine other councillors at the authority have left the Labour Party over Keir Starmer's stance on the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

Labour’s 13-year Oxford reign ends after ninth resignation


Labour has lost its majority on Oxford City Council after a ninth councillor resigned from the party over its stance on the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

Starmer writes to councillors over Gaza comment


Sir Keir Starmer has written to Labour councillors after a number of resignations following his comments on the conflict in Gaza.

Council leaders create roadmap for a Starmer government


A plan for a future Labour administration to ‘reform public services and rebuild trust’ has been drawn out by local authority leaders.

Labour U-turns on support for clean air zones


Labour has scrapped its public support for ULEZ-style clean air zones across the country.

LGA: Social care must remain 'rooted’ at local level


Social care must remain 'rooted in local government' council leaders have warned, to make sure it is democratic and accountable.

Questions over council land purchase proposals


Labour's proposed legislation would allow councils to buy land at agricultural values using compulsory purchase orders.

Green belt building could deliver 150,000 new homes


Plans by the Labour Party to allow building on green belt land could result in more than 150,000 new homes, analysis has suggested.

New leader for Brum after Labour ousts Ward


The national Labour Party has selected Cllr John Cotton as the new leader of Birmingham City Council Labour group after its intervention last week.

Labour promises councils powers to start new bus services


Councils will be given more powers to start new bus services if Labour win the next general election, the party has promised.

Labour should tackle erosion of local government, report says


Labour must overcome obstacles including the erosion of local government if it wants to carry out its pledge to empower communities, says campaign group.

Starmer makes devolution bill pledge


A swathe of new powers would be devolved from central Government under a Labour administration, leader Sir Kier Starmer has promised in a key speech.

Labour proposes more employment powers for councils


Local authorities would be given more power in an overhaul of the jobs market and training under plans being looked at by the Labour Party.

Labour pledges 'biggest wave of insourcing for a generation'


A Labour Government would oversee the ‘biggest wave of insourcing for a generation,’ deputy leader Angela Rayner has said.

Nandy named new shadow levelling up secretary


Former shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy has been named the new shadow levelling up secretary in Sir Keir Starmer’s latest reshuffle.

Labour promises to scrap business rates


Labour has announced that it plans to scrap business rates to make the taxation system fairer and to help revive the high street after the pandemic.

Labour under pressure to commit to voting reform


The party is set to debate adopting Proportional Representation (PR) for General Elections at its annual conference.

Labour calls for free school meals over holidays


Over half a million children became eligible for free school meals during the first year of the pandemic, analysis by Labour has estimated.

Labour outlines plans for 'catch-up' breakfast clubs


Labour has urged the Government to launch universal catch-up breakfast clubs to help children bounce back from the pandemic.

Labour council pressed to insource service


Neath Port Talbot CBC has been urged to bring its leisure services under direct control as it searches for a new operator.

Pupils returning to ‘overcrowded’ classrooms, Labour warn


The number of pupils in class sizes over 31 has increased substantially over the last five years, new research has revealed.

Government urged to fund free school meals during holidays


Labour has warned 1.4 million children face a postcode lottery in food support this half-term.

Labour to force vote over council tax rise


Labour will force a vote in the House of Commons to stop government plans to force councils to raise council tax by 5%.

Starmer demands halt to ‘absurd’ council tax rises


Labour leader Keir Starmer has called for central government to increase funding for local authorities to prevent council tax hikes.

Tier 3 communities in North and Midlands ‘stretched to breaking point’


Tier 3 communities in the North and Midlands will be ‘stretched to breaking point’ once the grant aimed at supporting local business is cut at the end of the national lockdown, according to Labour.

Labour calls for creation of 400,000 green jobs


Labour has called on the Government to ‘build it in Britain’ and to support the creation of 400,000 new jobs with a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Nearly one million children set to lose free school meals over holidays


Nearly one million children living in areas that are subject to Tier 2 and 3 coronavirus restrictions are set to lose access to free school meals over the holidays, a new analysis has revealed.

Labour calls for free school meals to be provided during holidays


Labour has thrown its weight behind a petition urging the Government to extend the provision of free school meals during holidays by threatening to force a vote in the Commons.

Starmer calls for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown


Labour leader Keir Starmer has urged the Government to follow the advice of their scientific advisers and bring in a short lockdown of two or three weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Starmer vows to tackle the 'decade of drift' on sorting social care


Government failure to protect care homes during the pandemic is a ‘national scandal’, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told his party’s virtual conference today.

Starmer warns coronavirus has created a 'perfect storm' for councils


The coronavirus crisis and government’s inaction has caused a 'perfect storm' for councils, Keir Starmer will warn later today.

Councils face £10bn funding 'black hole'


Councils could be forced to cut billions from social care services due to £10bn 'coronavirus black hole', Labour has warned today.

Labour's five-point plan to protect renters from eviction


Labour has published a five-point plan to prevent renters from being evicted during the coronavirus crisis.

Labour pledges to restore council spending to 2010 levels


Council spending powers will be restored to 2010 levels over the next five years, if Labour wins the General Election.

Labour promises biggest council house building programme for decades


Labour has pledged to create a 'housing revolution' with the biggest council house building programme since the Second World War.

Spending on youth services cut 73% in decade


A new analysis from the Labour Party has revealed that public spending on youth services in England has been reduced by £1bn – or 73% – since 2010.

Labour pledges to scrap Universal Credit


Labour has promised to replace ‘inhumane’ Universal Credit with a new social security system.

Labour commit to providing elderly with free personal care


The Labour Party has committed to the introduction of free personal care for all older people at an estimated cost of £6bn.

Labour pledges to scrap ‘unfit for purpose’ Ofsted


Labour has vowed to scrap Ofsted and replace it with regular ‘health checks’ led by local government.

Labour to vote against ‘unfair’ local government funding


Labour have pledged to vote against the Local Government Funding Settlement, arguing it fails to recognise the ‘dire situation’ facing councils.

Local government cuts ‘callous and calculated’, say Labour


The Labour Party have accused the Government of being ‘callous’ as an analysis reveals that local government funding benefits affluent Tory areas the most.

‘No deal’ Brexit will lead to labour shortages, study reveals


A 'no deal' Brexit will lead to labour shortages in the South East of England unless the Government extends freedom of movement, leading think tank warns.

Labour warn of ‘shameful’ inequality in education system


Students in the poorest areas in England are nine times more likely than those in the wealthiest areas to be in a school rated as inadequate, according to an analysis of Ofsted data.

Labour council chiefs promise councils ‘ten new freedoms’


Labour’s council leaders promise to give councils ten new freedoms to build homes, schools and children’s centres on their party’s first day in power.

Labour calls for VAT and income tax devolution


Labour have revealed their policy for radical fiscal devolution, including some powers over VAT and income tax.

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