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MPs warn Ukrainian refugees are being forced into B&Bs

24/05/2022

MPs have written to the Government to raise concerns about the Homes for Ukraine scheme in light of reports of Ukrainian refugees being forced into B&Bs.

Landlords call for ‘property passports’

24/05/2022

The association representing landlords has called for new property passports to help landlords prove their homes are compliant.

Council chiefs urge people to be alert after new monkeypox cases detected

24/05/2022

Local authority leaders have urged everyone to be aware of any unusual rashes or lesions as 36 additional cases of monkeypox are detected in England.

Gove criticises social housing landlord after ‘severe maladministration’ finding

24/05/2022

Michael Gove has criticised England's largest social housing landlord after an investigation found the housing body was guilty of ‘severe maladministration’.

North Yorkshire councils’ spending limited ahead of new unitary authority

24/05/2022

Michael Gove has issued a direction which restricts North Yorkshire councils from taking any big financial decisions before creation of the unitary authority.

Government urged to invest over £2bn a year in energy efficiency measures

23/05/2022

The Government has been urged to commit to spending £2.3bn a year for the next decade on raising the energy efficiency standards of 2.3 million homes.

Mayor Khan launches consultation on ULEZ expansion

23/05/2022

A consultation on plans to expand the ULEZ to cover most of London has been launched as part of the effort to improve air quality and reduce congestion.

Public sector buildings to benefit from over £550m of energy efficiency projects

23/05/2022

Hundreds of public buildings are to be upgraded with low carbon heating and energy efficiency measures as part of the effort to cut the use of fossil fuels.

Government announces £300m fund to tackle youth crime

20/05/2022

Councils across England and Wales will be able to draw on a £300m fund aimed at cutting youth crime.

Council launches West Midland’s first community investment fund

20/05/2022

Telford & Wrekin Council has launched the West Midland’s first crowdfunding campaign to try and raise half a million pounds for green initiatives.

Children’s services in Manchester rated ‘Good’

20/05/2022

Children’s services delivered by Manchester council have been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted for the first time since the body started inspecting council services.

Regulator finds ‘competition concerns’ with Veolia and Suez merger

20/05/2022

A merger of the waste management companies Veolia and Suez could lead to a loss of competition and an increase in costs for local authorities, regulator warns.

Children’s care services ‘stuck in crisis mode’

20/05/2022

Council chiefs call for reform of the children’s social care system as spending to provide support to vulnerable children increases by a quarter in five years.

Ombudsman reminds councils of Equality Act duties

19/05/2022

It is important that disabled people are placed at the heart of local services, Ombudsman tells local authority leaders.

County council chiefs welcome fire service white paper

19/05/2022

County council leaders have welcomed the Government’s decision not to remove local fire services from the oversight of upper-tier local authorities.

Home Office rejects Grenfell inquiry safety recommendation

19/05/2022

Government has rejected a recommendation that would require owners of high-rise buildings to prepare emergency evacuation plans for disabled residents.

Improvements in Torbay Council’s children’s services ‘impressive’, Ofsted say

19/05/2022

Torbay Council’s children’s services have ‘significantly improved’ after years of underperforming, an Ofsted inspection has concluded.

Ombudsman reminds councils to ensure processes are transparent

19/05/2022

Councils administering Disabled Facilities Grants need to ensure their processes are transparent and accountable, Ombudsman says.

One in five children at risk of obesity

19/05/2022

Government should help provide more affordable leisure opportunities, council chiefs say as study reveals children are not getting enough exercise.

New reporting system for housing repairs launched for council tenants

19/05/2022

City of Lincoln Council has launched a new digital service to make it more convenient for tenants to report their housing repair needs.

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Brightly’s digital asset management solution, Confirm, is helping local authorities to streamline their operations, cut costs and contribute to the wider, global sustainability mission. Hannah Winstanley explains more.
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Highways jobs

Children's Social Workers and Senior Social Workers (Children Looked After)

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£32,427 to £44,658
Here in Wandsworth, we are on an exciting journey of transformation. Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Peripatetic Customer Services Adviser

Northumberland County Council
£20,444 - £22,129
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Northumberland
Recuriter: Northumberland County Council

Principal Engineer - York Central

City of York Council
£37,114 to £42,562
We have an exciting opening for an experienced highway design engineer. York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Senior Highway Adoptions Inspector

City of York Council
£31,887 to £36,380
We have an exciting opening for an experienced highway inspector. York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Highways Asset Engineer

Hackney London Borough Council
£37,260 - £38,148
Are you an experienced Asset Management professional looking for your next challenge? Hackney, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Hackney London Borough Council

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Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

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