Laura Sharman

Scale of council deficits due to pandemic is revealed

14/04/2021

Councils are facing a budget deficit of nearly £1.2bn by the end of the financial year due to the impact of COVID-19, research has revealed.

Housing Ombudsman launches damp and mould investigation

14/04/2021

The Housing Ombudsman has launched an investigation after a review of data revealed a high rate of maladministration on cases involving damp and mould.

Care home residents 'barred' from voting booth says care group

14/04/2021

A care group has branded it a 'national scandal' that care home residents will be unable to vote in person in the local elections without self-isolating for 14 days afterwards.

Charity warns of 'astonishing' level of underclaimed council tax support

14/04/2021

Older people on low incomes in Scotland missed out on £88m in Council Tax Reduction support last year, a charity has warned.

Largest surge testing operation deployed in South London

13/04/2021

The largest surge testing operation to date will take place across parts of South London where the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.

Children's Laureate calls for £100m ring-fenced school library fund

13/04/2021

Waterstones Children's Laureate has written an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a £100m yearly ring-fenced fund for primary schools libraries.

Campaigners call for 'major voting rights effort'

12/04/2021

Campaigners are calling for automatic registration to avoid millions of people being left 'voiceless' in the upcoming local elections.

Professionals back use of standalone supervision orders

12/04/2021

Nine out of ten professionals think standalone supervision orders should continue to be an option in care proceedings, according to a new survey.

Public back more city devolution

09/04/2021

More than eight in ten people support more devolution to England’s largest cities, a new poll has revealed.

Children ‘bearing brunt’ of mental health crisis

09/04/2021

The number of children seeking help for mental health problems increased by 28% during the pandemic, new figures have revealed.

Shapps announces £18m cycle training fund

09/04/2021

Local authorities will be able to offer bespoke Bikeability Family training sessions to help people feel more confident cycling.

MPs call for review of 'dangerous' obesity strategy

09/04/2021

The Government’s Obesity Strategy has been branded as ‘dangerous’ for people with negative body image by MPs.

Council to review decision to block humanist from religious education committee

08/04/2021

Southampton City Council has agreed to retake a decision to block humanists from becoming full members of the local religious education committee following a threat of legal action.

New study maps loneliness during the pandemic

08/04/2021

People living in areas with higher levels of unemployment were more likely to experience loneliness throughout the pandemic, according to new research.

Ofsted to visit schools facing sexual abuse allegations

08/04/2021

Ofsted has announced it will visit a sample of schools and colleges in England where sexual abuse claims have been made.

Government urged to consult on a national 'right to food' in England

07/04/2021

MPs have urged the Government to consult on a national 'right to food' and appoint a new minster for food security to prevent food poverty in England.

Johnson announces £23.6m Truro Deal

07/04/2021

Truro has secured £23.6m from the Towns Fund to boost the local economy, create jobs and new homes.

Figures show rise in sexual and criminal exploitation under lockdown

07/04/2021

Criminal and sexual exploitation has risen ‘dramatically’ during the pandemic, new data has warned today.

Council apologises over faulty COVID support vouchers

07/04/2021

Lancashire County Council has launched an investigation after vulnerable families were given faulty vouchers meant to buy food and pay bills.

Government 'rules out' COVID-19 business rates appeals

26/03/2021

Local authorities will be allocated a £1.5bn funding pot to help businesses adversely affected by COVID-19.

Time for a council tax precept to fund CCTV image

Time for a council tax precept to fund CCTV

The crisis in funding for CCTV systems is not being addressed by the government or the police and is leading to the curtailment of this vital service in local authorities across the country. How can we ensure that communities that want this service continue to receive it, asks Tom Reeve.
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