Child protection information sharing a priority

Nadhim Zahawi has urged councils and NHS organisations yet to implement a child protection information sharing system to do so.

Khan to extend ULEZ plans in London

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded up to the North and South Circular boundary in 2021.

Carillion collapse likely to cost taxpayers estimated £148m

The NAO has reported that the recent collapse of large construction firm Carillion will cost UK taxpayers an estimated £148 million.

Councils handed administrative control of Prevent strategy

The MJ has reported that councils have been handed administrative control of the much-maligned counter terror Prevent strategy.

Dorset merger given final green light despite challenges

Legislation has now passed in both Houses of Parliament ensuring that Dorset will be served by two brand new unitary councils from April 2019.

165,000 homes could be built without local scrutiny

Current housebuilding targets are running the risk of allowing nearly 165,000 new homes to bypass scrutiny by the local community.

England facing shortfall of four million homes

The National Housing Federation has revealed that England’s total housing need backlog has reached four million homes.

Fundamental reform is needed to improve building safety

Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations has controversially not urged for a ban on flammable cladding.

Parliament join surge to crack down on plastics

Parliamentary staff are to be encouraged to put sustainability at the heart of their work and phase out plastic bottles, cups, bags and cutlery.

£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care

An Intergenerational Commission report argues that the struggling social care system could be ‘rescued’ with a funding boost of £2.3 billion.

DfE announces struggling schools to face single target

Operating a single ‘trigger’ point to indicate when struggling schools require intervention would help to create a more simple education system.

UKIP collapse sees mixed results for other parties

In the first England-wide local election since the General Election, the Labour and Conservative parties have both experienced mixed results.

£568m for affordable housing in Scotland

More affordable homes will be delivered across Scotland this year after the government announced a £35 million increase to council allocations.

Review launched into carbon monoxide alarms

Dominic Raab has announced that a review will be taken into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England.

Brokenshire new Communites Secretary

Following Amber Rudd’s recent resignation, Theresa May has announced that Sajid Javid has been named as the new Home Secretary.

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