New penalties in fight against waste crime

Thérèse Coffey has announced new financial penalties to crack down on fly-tipping, with offenders facing penalties of up to £400.

Funding for 900 new children’s social workers

The government has revealed plans to fund 900 places on the Frontline children’s social work training programme up to 2021.

New roads should prioritise pedestrians and cyclists

NICE has advised that pedestrians, cyclists and those who use public transport should be given priority when new roads are built or upgraded.

£675 million communities fund for high streets

Jake Berry has announced a £675 million Future High Streets fund to help create bold, new visions for town centres.

Academies performing below average for disadvantaged

New analysis has revealed that two-thirds of academy chains across England are performing below average for disadvantaged pupils.

Locally-driven approach needed for high streets

Retail industry leaders have urged for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres.

Postal address change needed to prevent homelessness

Citizens Advice says that fixed postal address rules are stopping homeless people accessing public services.

£760m savings in running costs due to government estate sales

The government estate has fallen by 156,000 square metres over the past year, creating a saving in real terms of £760 million in running costs.

Tougher regulatory system for building safety

New plans have shown how the government is creating a stronger and more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety.

Funding for rough sleeping hubs network

James Brokenshire has announced £5 million of funding to create a new network of 11 rough sleeping hubs across England.

Gove launches new Resources and Waste Strategy

Michael Gove has launched a new Resources and Waste Strategy with plans for consumers to pay a returnable deposit on bottles.

‘Most-improved recycler’ tag welcomed in Stroud

New government figures have shown that Stroud District Council disposes of the least amount of residual waste to landfill in the UK.

Rough sleepers up 20 per cent since last Christmas

New figures show that levels of rough sleeping in the UK have risen by 20 per cent in just 12 months and doubled in the last five years.

Electric car chargepoints to be smart by July

All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019.

Reorganisation plans abandoned in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council has abandoned its reorganisation plans, which could have saved the authority millions each year.

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