Laura Sharman

Pandemic is 'levelling down' the South, report warns

25/01/2021

The economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic will make it four times harder to level up the North and Midlands, a new study has revealed.

Councils secure funding to help boost take up of COVID-19 vaccine

25/01/2021

Over £23m has been allocated to 60 councils to encourage high-risk groups to have the COVID-19 vaccination.

Councils back postponement of May local elections

25/01/2021

Senior council figures have urged the Government to postpone the local elections planned for May, according to a new poll.

New funding to improve life of mothers and babies

22/01/2021

The 19 projects chosen to share a £7.6m fund to reduce health inequalities among new mothers and babies have been announced by the Government.

Report highlights furniture poverty in social housing

22/01/2021

Only 2% of social rented properties are let as furnished or partly furnished, compared to 29% of private rented properties, new research has shown.

New strategy 'a golden opportunity' to tackle child sexual abuse

22/01/2021

A new strategy to protect children from all forms of child sexual abuse has been published by the Government today.

Council fined for death of girl following playground collapse

22/01/2021

A council in London has been fined £330,000 after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her.

Council approves memorial for victims of Manchester Arena bombing

22/01/2021

A ‘calm and peaceful’ memorial for the 22 people who were killed in the 2017 Manchester terror attack has been approved by the council.

Labour to force vote over council tax rise

22/01/2021

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

All social high-rise buildings take action on dangerous cladding

22/01/2021

All social housing towers have had unsafe cladding removed - or have work underway - government figures have revealed.

New research to show value of heritage and culture

21/01/2021

The culture and heritage sectors will be able to make a stronger case for investment following a new approach by the Government.

Oxford first council to approve city-wide air pollution target

21/01/2021

Oxford City Council has become the first local authority in the UK to approve a city-wide air pollution reduction target.

Report sets out need for new digital operating model

21/01/2021

Local and regional authorities should be given greater power and support to help the Government hit connectivity targets, a report has argued today.

Government urged to adopt UPRN for residential properties

21/01/2021

The Government has been urged to adopt the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) across the housing market to reduce fraud and protect tenants from rogue landlords.

Former councillor jailed for electoral fraud

21/01/2021

A former councillor has been jailed and ordered to pay Redbridge Council more than £28,000 after committing electoral fraud.

Councils plan to install 35 on-street EV chargers each by 2025

20/01/2021

Councils are planning on installing just 35 on-street electric vehicle chargers each by 2025 on average, an investigation has revealed.

Councils welcome £148m funding boost to cut misuse of drugs

20/01/2021

Five areas across England will pilot a new approach to tackling drug misuse under plans announced today by the Government.

UK cities and towns hardest hit by COVID-19 likely to recover fastest, report finds

20/01/2021

The cities worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic are likely to make the fastest economic recovery, new analysis has revealed today.

New homes will need to reduce emissions by at least 75% by 2025

20/01/2021

All new buildings will have to meet tough new energy efficiency standards under plans published by the Government.

Councils urged to update their Local Plans

20/01/2021

A small number of councils are failing to keep their Local Plans up-to-date, the housing minister has warned.

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