MPs highlight impact of Brexit on social care

The House of Commons Health Committee has published a report on the effect of Brexit on health and social care.

Khan scraps Thames Garden Bridge plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the GLA will not provide the vital financial guarantees needed for construction to begin.

Government housing plans lack ambition

A report has claimed that the government is dependent on a ‘broken’ market, and lacks ambition in addressing current housing needs.

Government fails in delaying air pollution plan

Despite a late bid to delay publication of its the pollution strategy, the government has been ordered to release it before the June election.

Khan launches database to name criminal landlords

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new online data base to name and shame criminal landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants.

LWARB launches Advance London support scheme

LWARB has launched Advance London to help London’s SMEs adopt ‘circular economy’ business models.

New mayors should adopt digital first mindset

techUK has said that newly elected mayors should put digital at the heart of their plans to deliver the best on digital devolution.

£6.4 billion of infrastructure projects for Scotland

Infrastructure projects worth almost £6.4 billion will be under construction throughout Scotland in 2017.

Free schools policy questioned in report

The Public Accounts Committee has revealed that efforts to meet targets for new free schools does not represent the best use of limited funds.

Government mustn’t ignore neighbourhood services investment, APSE urges

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has published a report suggesting budgets for neighbourhood services are in a parlous state.

Government must improve disabled access to built environment

The Women and Equalities Committee has called on the government to lead the charge in improving access and inclusion in the built environment.

Government delays publishing air pollution plan

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has lodged a fresh application with the High Court to postpone publication of its draft clean air plan until after the election.

Free tech tools aiding cyber crime, NCA warns

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that young people are being helped into cyber crime through the use of free tools such as game-cheat websites or forums concerned with modifying games.

Tougher speeding penalties come into force

Harsher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales.

NI electronic voter registration not in place for snap election

An electronic voter registration will not be in place in Northern Ireland for the snap general election on 8 June, despite legislation being passed in December to implement the systems.

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Event Diary

The first FLOODEX was a huge success with many exhibitors already committed to exhibiting again in 2017.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.