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Welsh Government doubles spending for low carbon social homes

05/08/2021

The Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent in order to deliver 20,000 new low carbon homes.

London borough to see £85m investment in affordable housing

05/08/2021

A new £85m funding initiative will deliver up to 300 affordable housing units in Bromley.

Councils missing out on £110m a year due to holiday home tax break

05/08/2021

Councils are missing out on £110m a year in council tax income due to a loophole in the business rates system, new research has shown.

Councils approve more than 2,000 pavement licences in past year

04/08/2021

Councils approved requests from businesses for more than 17,000 extra outdoor seats in the past year, new research has discovered.

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reach record high

04/08/2021

The number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales reached a record high in 2020, official figures have revealed.

Rural communities 'overlooked' in levelling-up funding, report finds

04/08/2021

The allocation of levelling up funding is 'overlooking' rural communities, a report has claimed today.

Councils urged to take more action against criminal landlords

04/08/2021

Over half of local authorities in England have failed to use new powers to issue civil penalties against rogue landlords in the past three years, a new survey has revealed.

Thousands of children stuck in temporary accommodation this summer, councils warn

02/08/2021

Nearly 120,000 children in England will be spending the summer holidays living in temporary accommodation, official figures reveal.

Councils get funding to deliver milk and healthy snack scheme

02/08/2021

Scottish local authorities will receive up to £12m funding to ensure all eligible pre-schoolers get milk and a healthy snack.

Multi-million pound boost to cycling and walking budget

30/07/2021

The Government has announced a £338m funding package to build more cycle lanes and deliver walking schemes to help boost active travel.

Councils call for urgent action to tackle health inequalities

30/07/2021

The pandemic has 'cruelly exposed and exacerbated' health and social inequalities, council leaders have warned.

Changing Places toilet fund opens for bids

30/07/2021

Councils in England are being urged to apply for a share of £30m to install Changing Places toilets in public places and tourist attractions.

MPs call for a new exercise campaign to get children more active

29/07/2021

The Government should encourage children to become more active by launching a sports equivalent to the '5 A Day' campaign by the end of this year, MPs have said today.

Tighter planning rules to protect communities from flood risk

29/07/2021

Councils should ensure all planning applications made in flood risk areas are referred to ministers for approval, under new guidance published today.

Charity highlights ‘scandalous’ overcrowding in social housing

29/07/2021

Campaigners have warned over 1.5 million people are living in overcrowded social homes, an increase of 44% in the past five years.

Councils given £13m to help prison leavers find secure homes

28/07/2021

Over 140 councils across England have been awarded a share of £13m to provide longer-term accommodation to prison leavers.

Eight more regions to become Project ADDER Accelerator sites

28/07/2021

Eight more local authorities will become Project ADDER Accelerator sites to help tackle drug misuse and crack-down on drug-related crime.

Children abused for decades under care of Lambeth Council, inquiry finds

27/07/2021

Hundreds of children were subjected to decades of cruelty and sexual abuse while in the care of Lambeth Council, a damning inquiry has found.

PM urged to intervene over council pay

27/07/2021

A trade union has urged the Prime Minister to make funding available to give council workers a 'fair' pay rise.

New funding to tackle racial inequality across Liverpool City Region

27/07/2021

New investment will see 22,000 local authority staff receive race equality training across Liverpool City Region.

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Hertfordshire CC is investing £9.6m to support its most vulnerable residents in overcoming the repercussions of the pandemic. Scott Crudgington explains why the council is determined to remain ‘a county of opportunity’ for all.
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