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Renters protected from eviction during coronavirus crisis

27/03/2020

Charities have welcomed moves to protect tenants from all ongoing housing evictions.

Council elects new leader to help battle COVID-19

25/03/2020

Kingston Council has chosen a new leader who has a background in health emergencies to help during the coronavirus crisis.

West Yorkshire devolution deal moves to next stage

25/03/2020

The West Yorkshire devolution deal has taken a step forward after receiving backing from Bradford Council and Kirklees Council.

Councils given direction on using £500m Hardship Fund

24/03/2020

Councils will be given £500m to help reduce council tax payments for vulnerable people and those most affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Councils 'failing' homeless veterans, campaigners warn

24/03/2020

Campaigners have warned councils are failing to take account of veterans in their housing and homelessness strategies.

Local roads backlog exceeds £11bn, survey warns

24/03/2020

The average local authority is facing a shortfall of £4.9m to repair and maintain local roads, new research has shown.

UK goes under lockdown to fight ‘national emergency’ of coronavirus

24/03/2020

Boris Johnson has put Britain under a three-week lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Councils across the UK close parks to limit spread of coronavirus

23/03/2020

Councils have been forced to close parks and other public spaces in a bid to protect people from coronavirus.

Councils to enforce business closures during Covid-19

23/03/2020

Local authorities will be responsible for ensuring businesses and other venues are closed to safeguard public health.

Social workers call for clarity on carrying out statutory duties

20/03/2020

Social workers are concerned they will be unable to safeguard families and carry out their statutory duties in the face of mass isolation.

Council clerk convicted of breaking Freedom of Information Act

19/03/2020

A council employee has been fined for illegally deleting an audio file in the first conviction under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tenants protected from eviction during coronavirus outbreak

19/03/2020

Council leaders have welcomed measures to protect renters from being evicted due to the coronavirus crisis.

Councils to be fully funded for coronavirus costs

18/03/2020

Councils in England will be fully funded for implementing measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the chancellor has confirmed.

Councils in London urged to increase cost of residential parking permits

18/03/2020

Councils in London are under-charging for residential on-street parking spaces, a think tank has found today.

Emergency funding to help rough sleepers self-isolate

18/03/2020

Councils will be reimbursed the cost of helping homeless people self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Welsh councils get new powers to reshape bus services

17/03/2020

Councils in Wales will be given new powers to run their own bus companies and franchise bus services on routes.

Councils secure funding to deliver preventative HIV drug

16/03/2020

Local authorities in England will receive £16m to deliver the preventative HIV treatment PrEP.

Council suspends all debt-related court action in wake of coronavirus

16/03/2020

Sandwell Council said it will not take any court action for debt against residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Only 10% of councils meeting their pothole repair deadlines

16/03/2020

Only one in 10 local authorities are meeting their own target times to fix potholes and other road defects, new research has revealed today.

Jenrick 'deeply disappointed' in housing delivery under Khan

13/03/2020

The number of homes being delivered in the capital under Sadiq Khan has been ‘deeply disappointing’, according to secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick.

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Where are your services on the Smart City journey?

With technology moving into the next era of 5G and AI, The MJ and BT recently conducted a survey into the extent that local authorities are using shared services to develop their Smart Cities and Places. Michael Burton reports
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