New analysis by the LGA has revealed that nearly nine in 10 councils spent more than they had planned to on children’s social care in the last year.
Five locations across England will receive a share of £20 million to invest in local culture, heritage and creative industries to help drive economic growth.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury made the case for devolution, investing in human capital and early intervention in a recent speech at the LGA.
The crisis in social care, staff shortages and growing waiting lists risk thwarting the ambitions of the NHS’s Long Term Plan, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
The Government has published its Clean Air Strategy 2019, which aims to reduce the harm to human health from air pollution by half.
More than 50 councils are to benefit from nearly £2.4 million to ramp up action against the minority of irresponsible landlords who make tenants’ lives a misery.
Economic abuse will form part of a new legal definition of domestic abuse, as set out in a draft Government bill published in January.