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Bristol Temple Meads station

City council's new housing firm seeks joint venture partnerSubscription

Two projects are expected to include up to 40% affordable housing, including social housing and shared ownership

Special needs education transport services in Waltham Forest

Special educational needs transport costs rise by almost a thirdSubscription

Warning that increased costs are creating new “budget risks” for local authorities


UN rapporteur: adequately fund councils to tackle povertySubscription

Government’s commitment to “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity measures has inflicted “great misery” on vulnerable people


Major home care provider seeking to offload contractsSubscription

The firm, which offers support to 13,000 older and disabled people, revealed its decision to offload contracts last week

Disability and housing

Extra disability funding essential for 'long-term survival of councils'Subscription

The long-term survival of local government is being put at risk by inadequate funding for adult social care, new analysis has found

nick raynsford

Former housing minister slams 'toxic' permitted development rightsSubscription

The Raynsford Review describes restoring public confidence in the planning system as “one of our generation’s greatest challenges”

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