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Councils set to trial digital technology to support social care

01/12/2021

Buckinghamshire Council and Suffolk County Council are going to take part in trials looking at how digital technology can be used to support adult social care.

Combined authority launches £18m fund to boost green investment

01/12/2021

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has joined with an infrastructure investment group to launch an £18m Green New Deal Fund (GNDF).

Over £23m plan to end HIV infections launched

01/12/2021

The Government has announced a new multi-million-pound action plan aimed at ending new HIV infections and deaths by 2030.

Government allocates £11m to develop brownfield sites

30/11/2021

The Government has allocated £11m to help local authorities develop brownfield land into good quality housing.

Council chiefs call for devolution of skills powers

30/11/2021

Local authority leaders are urging MPs to support measures that would see councils have more say in the delivery of skills development at the local level.

Standard boosting algorithm transparency launched

30/11/2021

The Government today launched one of the world’s first national standard for algorithmic transparency which will impact councils using computer algorithms.

Councils urged to invest in public toilets

30/11/2021

The majority of UK adults want more investment from local councils to ensure that public toilets are clean and safe, a new survey has revealed.

Council pledges to support children after services rated ‘inadequate’

29/11/2021

The leadership of North East Lincolnshire Council has pledged to protect and support young people after the local authority’s children’s services were judged ‘inadequate’.

Drive to decarbonise homes must ‘urgently move up the political agenda’

29/11/2021

The majority of MPs questioned in a recent YouGov survey do not believe Government policy goes far enough when it comes to the installation of renewable heating technologies for homes.

Bus operators warn of £5bn funding gap

26/11/2021

Bus operators have warned of a multi-billion-pound funding gap between plans by local authorities and bus operators to improve services and the funding promised by the Government.

County takes action after warning it may have breached procurement law

25/11/2021

Cambridgeshire County Council has made a number of improvements to their procurement processes after an external audit found the local authority might have breached procurement law.

Gap between Government’s rhetoric and reality threatens levelling up

25/11/2021

A lack of funding and a disconnect between the Government’s rhetoric and reality threatens the ability of local areas to ‘level up’, a new study says.

Majority of schools ‘financially sustainable’ despite pressures

25/11/2021

The financial health of the school system has held up well in recent years despite funding pressures which have led to staffing cuts and changes to special educational needs provision.

HGV drivers threaten Christmas strikes

24/11/2021

Drivers of heavy goods vehicles who work for Coventry City Council’s waste services are threatening to go on strike over the Christmas period as part of a pay dispute.

Welsh government to crack down on second homes

24/11/2021

The Welsh government is to launch a pilot scheme to tackle the negative impact that second home ownership can have on local communities, particularly in Welsh speaking areas.

Newcastle to be new home of 9,000 HMRC staff

24/11/2021

Newcastle city centre is to be the new home for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the North East, the city council has confirmed.

Over one million homes at risk of flooding

23/11/2021

As many as 1.5 million households in the UK are at risk of flooding but are yet to take any action, the Environment Agency has said.

Wales’ fuel poverty scheme should be ‘greener’

23/11/2021

The Welsh government's Warm Homes Programme needs to be greener, clearer and more tightly managed, auditors say.

Council chiefs warn HGV driver shortage could hit gritting services

23/11/2021

Local authority leaders have warned that the HGV driver shortage might hit gritting services this winter.

New building regulations to deliver 145,000 charge points a year

22/11/2021

New homes and buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from next year, the Government has announced.

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Social care reform: what lies ahead?

Sally Warren lays out four principles that should be at the centre of a ‘radically realistic’ White Paper on social care reform and asks if its vision will be the right one?
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Taking action on condensation and mould

Condensation and mould can be a recurring problem that social housing landlords can find difficult to deal with, but to comply with the Homes Act it is essential landlords tackle it effectively when it occurs in their properties. Tom Wodcke explains.
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