Brexit Risk Tracker to detail environmental policy

Greener UK has published its first Brexit Risk Tracker, which reflect the risks to environmental policy throughout the Brexit process.

Hinkley Point a ‘risky and expensive project’

Government plans for the new £18 billion Hickley Point nuclear power station are ‘not value for money’ and is a ‘risky’ project.

Police cuts threaten riot response capabilities

Current police budget cuts mean that the police would face ‘real challenges’ to deal with riots on the scale of 2011, says chief.

Bidder shortlist revealed for HS2 franchise

The government has announced the companies in the running for the new West Coast Partnership rail franchise and the next South Eastern franchise.

Kensington council boss resigns over Grenfell incident

Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, has resigned following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Government-funded new social housing has plummeted

New statistics have shown that the number of new government-funded social homes has plummeted by 97 per cent since 2010.

Strategic Transport Plan to transform North’s economy

Transport for the North has released its Strategic Transport Plan to transform the North’s economy through investment in transport infrastructure.

Transitional Brexit deal vital for car industry

The SMMT has urged the government to secure a transitional Brexit deal to protect the future of the UK car industry.

Two-year Parliament to deliver Brexit

Parliament will sit for two years instead of the usual one to give MPs enough time to consider the laws required to make Britain ready for Brexit.

‘Don’t kick social care reform into the long grass’

Following the recent General Election, county leaders are urging the government to avoid ‘kicking social care reform into the long grass’.

Small business confidence dropping

The latest Small Business Index, conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), has shown a drop in confidence among small firms.

EU negotiations start date revealed

Officials have confirmed that the first round of talks that will see Britain leave the European Union will start on 19 June.

City of Edinburgh Council to be run by coalition

The SNP and Labour have formed a new coalition to run the City of Edinburgh Council, pledging to deliver improved services.

Tory ministers aware of care plan just before manifesto launch

Plans for the so-called ‘dementia tax’ were only shown to Hunt and Javid hours before the Conservative manifesto launch.

Air quality plans shifting burden on local authorities

The CIEH has accused the government’s air quality plans of ‘unfairly shifting’ the burden to solve the problem to local authorities.

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