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Plans to improve health and care services for Londoners are being hindered by a ‘complex and cluttered’ system, a new report has warned today.
Local authorities managed to prevent or detect £302m in fraud in 2017/18, according to the latest figures from finance experts.
A new report has highlighted 'serious concerns' over the future quality of neighbourhood services and adult social care unless councils receive adequate funding in the next spending review.
The government's focus on reducing delays to transfers of care has tied up resources and has been detrimental to the long term health and wellbeing of those being cared for, social care directors have warned.
London’s growth in business rates will be used to fund eight projects to improve the capital’s digital infrastructure.
Spending on early intervention children's services has fallen by £743m in the last five years, while children's centres have seen £450m cut from their budgets, new figures have revealed.
Every household in the country should be able to recycle the same items under a new national system, according to calls from Keep Britain Tidy.
Councils would be given control of academies and have new powers to build more schools if Labour were elected, the party conference heard yesterday.
Labour would double council tax on second homes to help families living in temporary accommodation, shadow housing secretary John Healey is expected to announce later today.
The Government has been accused of adjusting financial settlements in favour of the wealthiest authorities by a coalition of urban councils.