Fit for purpose homes
With a new report showing the amount of money spent on the repair and maintenance of public housing has hit a 20-year low, Mark Robinson explores how councils can ensure their homes are fit for purpose.
Our school places challenge
A new report has warned the UK needs more than 600 new schools by 2022 to meet demand. Mark Robinson explores how local authorities can address the school place shortfall.
This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.
This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.