Two million requests for care rejected in two years
Two million requests for care have been turned down by councils since Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to 'fix social care,' new research has revealed today.
Government to impose new air pollution targets
The Government will increase funding to local authorities and impose new legal targets on air pollution in a bid to prevent further deaths.
Children's social care a 'Jenga held together with Sellotape,' says damning review
The children's social care system is too focused on investigating families rather than providing them with support, according to an independent review of services.
COVID vaccines to be mandatory for care home staff
The Government has confirmed everyone working in a Care Quality Commission-registered care home in England will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ministers appear 'complacent' over care home closures, MPs warn
The Government ‘seems complacent’ about the risk of care homes collapsing in the wake of the pandemic, MPs have warned today.
Directors warn of unsustainable rise in social care demand
Adult social care services have reported a 'phenomenal' rise in requests for help from vulnerable and older people, a survey has found today.
Queen’s Birthday Honours celebrates local government
The Queen’s Birthday Honours list has paid tribute to two key figures who stepped in following the financial collapse of Northamptonshire CC.
Waste collection plans to cost £680m a year, councils warn
Government plans to standardise kerbside waste collections will cost £680m a year, district councils have warned.
District urges Government to rethink Stansted Airport expansion plans
The Planning Inspectorate’s decision to allow an appeal over the expansion of Stansted Airport has been branded an ‘insult to local democracy’ by the leader of Uttlesford DC.
Staff burnout in social care and health at 'emergency level'
Workforce burnout in social care and the NHS has reached an ‘emergency level’, MPs have warned today.
More than £600m awarded to 26 new Town Deals
The Government has announced the latest round of towns deals, which will see 26 towns across England share over £600m.
Surrey becomes first English council to provide free period products
Surrey CC has become the first local authority in England to provide free period products.
Sustainability of Scottish councils 'at risk' without long-term financial certainty, watchdog warns
The financial sustainability of Scottish councils is at risk without a longer-term settlement, the public spending watchdog has warned today.
Local leaders call for 'further and faster' action on climate change
Local leaders have called for more funding and powers to help achieve climate change targets.
Councils to pilot new self-isolation support scheme
Nine local authorities have been chosen to pilot new ways of supporting people needing to self-isolate.
Unions reject 'insulting' council pay offer
Two trade unions have rejected the 1.5% pay offer from the national local government employers.
County to review its SEN services following ombudsman investigation
Hampshire County Council has agreed to reviews its SEN services following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
PM announces policies to support levelling up agenda
The Prime Minister has announced 57 local areas will share £830m to transform high streets as part of the Government's levelling up plans.
Queen’s Speech: New law to ‘modernise’ planning system
The Government has pledged to push ahead with reforms to the planning system in order to meet housebuilding targets.
Welsh elections 2021: Labour set to win elections
Welsh Labour are set to retain control of the Welsh Government, taking half of the seats on the second day of counting.