Laura Sharman

Thousands of council workers to strike over pay in Scotland

26/10/2021

Trade unions have warned half of Scotland’s local authority areas will see strike action next month unless an agreement is made over council pay.

£30m skills deal approved for South West Wales

26/10/2021

A £30m programme to provide thousands of people access to skills opportunities across South West Wales has been approved by the UK Government and Welsh Government.

Call for ‘zero-tolerance’ on damp in social homes

26/10/2021

Tackling damp and mould must be a higher priority for social landlords, the Housing Ombudsman has said in a new report.

Councils warn against 'unnecessary' free garden waste collections

25/10/2021

Councils have criticised government proposals for universal free garden waste collection, warning they are not the answer to reducing landfill.

Report calls for communities to be given more power over planning

25/10/2021

Local people should have more decision-making powers over new developments in their neighbourhoods, a report for a think tank has argued.

Councils warn children’s social care costs will soar by £600m a year

25/10/2021

The cost of children's social care in England will increase by £600m each year due to soaring demand, councils leaders have warned.

Government announces £65m rent arrears support package

25/10/2021

Councils will receive £65m to support low-income households in rent arrears due to the pandemic.

Study raises concern over availability and price of children’s care

22/10/2021

Local authorities are being forced to put children in unsuitable accommodation due to a shortage of suitable placements, a study has found.

Watchdog warns care services face a 'tsunami of unmet need'

22/10/2021

There could be a 'tsunami' of people not having the care they need unless action is taken to address staff shortages in social care, a watchdog has said today.

Half a million more disadvantaged children to receive new laptops and tablets

22/10/2021

Up to half a million more disadvantaged children and young people in England will receive new laptops and tablets to provide access education and support.

Report shows Adoption Activity Days have saved £250m in care costs over past decade

22/10/2021

A charity has called for all children in care to have the opportunity to attend Adoption Activity Days (AADs), often seen as the ‘last resort’ for those who are harder to place.

More than £13bn needed to make up for lost learning, latest figures show

21/10/2021

A £13.5bn cash injection is needed over the next three years to help pupils recover from lost learning, new analysis has revealed.

Ministers urged to make more use of outcomes-based approaches

21/10/2021

The use of Social Impact Bonds could help deliver better public services for less money, according to a new report.

County areas are 'poor relation' in internet speeds, MPs warn

21/10/2021

County ares could become the 'poor relation' to cities in the Government's gigabit rollout, MPs have warned today.

Pandemic had 'devastating' health impact on shielded population, says charity

20/10/2021

Urgent action is needed to tackle the unmet health need and worsening mental health of those people asked to shield during the pandemic, a charity has said.

Care managers report 'significant' service disruption due to staff shortages

20/10/2021

Staff shortages are forcing two-thirds of care homes to turn people away from their services, a new survey has warned.

Report hits out at 'dysfunctional' early childhood care system

20/10/2021

Early education and childcare is a 'dysfunctional system' that needs a radical re-think, a report has concluded today.

Shortage of land holding back new homes, small builders warn

20/10/2021

A lack of land is the main barrier preventing more homes from being built, small builders have warned in a new survey.

Councils call for £12.2bn investment to achieve net zero

19/10/2021

Councils could retrofit over 1,000 homes a day with energy efficiency measures by 2030 with the right investment and powers, a report has argued today.

Southend to become a city in honour of Sir David Amess

19/10/2021

The Prime Minister has announced the Queen has granted Southend with city status to honour of Sir David Amess.

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