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Think tank calls for levy to fund digital inclusion

24/01/2020

A think tank has called for reform of the Banking Levy on banks and financial service providers to fund the delivery of digital inclusion schemes.

Leeds council launches electric vehicle trial

24/01/2020

Leeds City Council has launched a new scheme giving businesses, organisations and charities in West Yorkshire the opportunity to drive electric vans free of charge for up to two months.

Households living in overcrowded private rentals ‘doubles’ in decade

24/01/2020

The number of households living in overcrowded private rentals has doubled over the last 10 years, a housing charity has found.

Pay dispute threatens to ‘disrupt’ council tax collection

24/01/2020

Newham council faces ‘significant disruption’ to council tax collection and rebates when staff stage a week-long strike in a job evaluation row.

Think tank launches new strategy to tackle ‘poor health outcomes’

24/01/2020

The King’s Fund has announced a new strategy which places a ‘stronger focus’ on improving health and care services for people who currently have the poorest health outcomes.

Welsh village home of the UK’s ‘best high street’

24/01/2020

Treorchy High Street in the Rhondda Valley has been crowned the UK’s best in this year’s Great British High Street Awards.

Regional inequality impacts girls’ ‘quality of life’

20/01/2020

Inequality between the UK’s regions means that some girls are being ‘left behind’, a children’s charity has warned.

Youth service funding cut by 70% over decade

20/01/2020

A whole generation of young people have been ‘robbed’ of youth centres due to cuts, a union has warned.

Council abandons joint housing plan after inspectors question its ‘soundness’

20/01/2020

A third west of England council has voted to withdraw from a joint regional plan for housing and growth.

Council prepares to approve £306m investment strategy

20/01/2020

A multi-million pound investment strategy that will see the delivery of 2,000 new homes is set to be approved by Oldham Council.

Council chiefs call for help with £700m gap in bus fare scheme

20/01/2020

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to help them support bus routes as the distance local buses travel drops to lowest level since mid-1980s.

London boroughs welcome ‘substantial progress’ in reducing HIV

17/01/2020

Local authorities in London have welcomed new figures which show substantial progress on reducing HIV rates in the capital.

Number of build-to-rent homes rises over 50% mark

17/01/2020

New figures reveal that the total number of newly completed build-to-rent homes across the UK, excluding London, increased by over 50% last year.

Whitehall announces £3.4m investment in wireless charging tech

17/01/2020

The Government has announced that it is investing £3.4m in wireless charging technology trials at taxi ranks in Nottingham.

Court finds in favour of museum in ‘landmark’ business rates case

17/01/2020

A long-running battle over how museums are valued for business rates has come to an end with a court ruling that they should be valued based on net income.

Former housing minister warns of ‘a new generation of slum housing’

16/01/2020

A former housing minister has warned that national planning policy needs ‘a radical rethink’ in order to promote the wellbeing of communities.

Islington Council launches electric vehicle charging partnership

16/01/2020

An electric vehicle charging partnership with Islington Council was launched yesterday as part of the London borough’s push to reduce harmful air pollution.

Scottish councils sign £700m contract to ‘transform waste’

16/01/2020

Five Scottish councils have signed a contract that will see up to 190,000 tonnes of black bag waste diverted from landfill and converted to low carbon energy.

Council chiefs call for devolution of skills funding

16/01/2020

Six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2030, council chiefs have warned.

New advice urges councils to ‘not shy away’ from adoption

16/01/2020

The Government has urged local authorities to prioritise adoption and ensure adoptive parents are not wrongly turned away.

Revolutionising mental health image

Revolutionising mental health

Cllr Jasmine Ali explains how Southwark Council is putting plans into action to revolutionise children’s mental health in Southwark.
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