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Refugees who refuse housing offers to become homeless

11/05/2022

Afghan refugees who turn down two offers of accommodation could be referred to councils as homeless.

Queen's Speech: Business rates set for overhaul

10/05/2022

It has been confirmed a ‘Non-Domestic Rating Bill’ will form part of the agenda during the next Parliamentary session.

Children ‘bounced around’ care system

06/05/2022

Research by the charity Barnardo’s has found young people are facing frequent changes of home, school and social workers.

Advisers call for minimum pay to ease care workforce crisis

27/04/2022

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has said the Government should foot the bill for a minimum rate of £10.50 per hour for care workers in England.

Councils look at shared leadership team

19/04/2022

Two district councils are expected to draw up plans for sharing a single leadership team.

Government unveils £2.6bn UK Shared Prosperity Fund

13/04/2022

The Scottish Government has said it has been short-changed by its allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Energy strategy to bring about planning overhaul

07/04/2022

The Government is to reform planning regulations in the hope of boosting the nation’s energy supply.

New restrictions on use of capital receipts

05/04/2022

Councils have been able to use funds from asset sales to cover revenue costs of projects that reduce costs, increase income, or improve efficiency since 2016.

Councils to fund housing for homeless refugees

01/04/2022

Local authorities will have to pick up the bill for accommodating homeless Ukrainian refugees from their own budgets, a minister has said.

Data issues hampering councils' refugee response

30/03/2022

Councils are struggling to prepare for the arrival of refugees due to a lack of quality data, MPs have been told.

Talks held on East Midlands combined authority

17/03/2022

Proposals for an East Midlands combined authority covering Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire could be put forward to the Government as part of county deal negotiations.

Merthyr Tydfil improvement board ends

16/03/2022

Independent oversight of Merthyr Tydfil CBC has come to an end following improvements to its governance and sustainability.

Uncertain future for Scottish councils' finances

10/03/2022

The Accounts Commission found councils were grappling with funding reductions and restrictions as they prepare to meet significant challenges.

Warnings over unmet care needs

01/03/2022

Social care services could be put under further pressure due to unmet needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.

Public health directors warn of dangers in ending COVID-19 testing

17/02/2022

The Government is reportedly looking at scrapping free tests as part of its national post-COVID plan.

Councils demand to know more about deposit return scheme

09/02/2022

Councils are unsure about the full implications of deposit return schemes ahead of their rollout, according to new research.

'Emergency consultation' launched on accounting rules

04/02/2022

Temporary changes to the code of practice were requested by the Government to resolve 'timeliness' issues.

Sunak unveils £150 council tax rebate

03/02/2022

Local authorities have been tasked with administering a council tax rebate and £144m fund to soften the impact of soaring energy prices.

Council pension schemes urged to invest in local economies

02/02/2022

Local government pension funds will be targetted to pump billions of pounds into regional economies as part of the new levelling up White Paper.

Blaenau Gwent receives damning report in public interest

28/01/2022

Auditors said oversight of the council's waste company was ‘inadequate’ for more than a decade.

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