The Home Affairs Committee has recommended making councils legally responsible for providing refuge for victims of domestic abuse, supported by ring-fenced government funding.
Half of businesses (51 per cent) in England do not display their food hygiene ratings in their premises, councils have revealed.
Thousands of children, including infants under the age of one, are at risk because of an unprecedented lack of funding for children’s services
Only seven per cent of UK homes meet basic national accessibility requirements, a report by the Centre for Ageing Better revealed this month.
The Government has unveiled a new cross-party strategy to tackle loneliness, described by the Prime Minister as “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time”.
At least a fifth (20 per cent) of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the last year.
Eight out of 10 retailers are breaking the law on underage knife sales in some areas, the LGA has found.