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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

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People news: Met appoints turnaround children's directorSubscription

Our round-up of the latest job moves and appointments


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


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

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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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