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Maternity pay must be doubled, says Unison


Local government union Unison has demanded that maternity pay should be more than doubled so that new mothers are not forced back to work too early.

Consultation launched on combined Devon authority


The public have been invited to have their say on whether to create a combined county authority for Devon

Cheshire East seeks support to avoid Section 114 notice


Cheshire East Council is the latest to request help from the Government to avoid having to declare itself effectively bankrupt.

Sharp increase in home schooling, survey shows


A survey of councils in the south of England shows a sharp rise in the number of children being educated at home.

Children's services 'absolute carnage'


The state of children’s services has been described as ‘absolute carnage’ after years of underfunding.

Labour regeneration plans will fail 'without radical action'


An incoming Labour government’s regeneration plans will fail without radical action to devolve financial decision-making, researchers have warned.

Surrey County Council staff to be balloted for strike action


Thousands of staff at Surrey County Council are to be balloted for strike action in a dispute over pay, their union has announced.

Fines on their own will not stop people dropping litter, say council leaders


Fines on their own will not stop people dropping litter, say council leaders

Councils raise concerns over disproportionate impact of voter ID


Councils have raised concerns that problems with new voting identification rules hit some groups harder than others, local government leaders have warned.

Councils lack strategy for charging points, poll reveals


More than nine out of 10 local authorities have no strategy for electric car charging points, survey finds

MPs call for urgent action over auditing backlog


Only 12% of local government bodies received audits on time, says public accounts committee

Manchester leaders call for urgent action on asylum seeker hotels


Manchester leaders call for urgent action on asylum seeker hotels

New railway station in Bradford, minister confirms


Plans for a new railway station in Bradford are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks, a Government minister has confirmed.

Ealing Council apologises to family after ombudsman report


Ealing Council has apologised to a family who lived in unsuitable accommodation for nearly 18 months

Increase in rent arrears since Covid pandemic


The number of social housing tenants in rent arrears has gone up since the Covid pandemic, according to new research.

Children with special needs support plan has more than doubled


The number of children with a special needs support plan has more than doubled in the last eight, according to council leaders.

Ombudsman ruling against Milton Keynes Council


The housing ombudsman has made a finding of severe maladministration against Milton Keynes Council

Rise in complaints because of cuts, says research


Complaints taken up by councils have increased because of cuts in budgets, according to new research.

Call for long-term funding after report warns of social care crisis


Only long-term sustainable funding will 'future-proof' adult social care, council leaders have warned after a report saying services are failing to keep up with demand.

Yorkshire market town to be expanded


East Riding Council in Yorkshire is considering plans to expand a market town by building 1,900 homes, a new school and a pub.

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Addressing regional inequalities

Andrew Borland, Chief Innovation Officer at the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), University of Liverpool discusses the importance of levelling up for growth.
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Banning urban pesticide use

RSPB and PAN are working on a letter from local councillors calling on the Government to introduce a national ban on urban pesticide use. Find out more below.
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