Postal address change needed to prevent homelessness

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

Scrappage scheme in London for polluting vans

The Mayor of London has announced a £23 million scheme to help business owners scrap polluting vans, in preparation for the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

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.

Lack of lollipop men and women a safety risk

The number of lollipop men and women funded by councils in Great Britain has fallen by 1,500 in the last five years.

Ambitious plan for London-wide cycle network

The Mayor of London has unveiled an ambitious plan to create a unified, London-wide cycle network and get more Londoners cycling.

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.

Fifth of drivers would like to switch to an EV in 2019

Research has revealed that almost one in five Brits would like to switch to an electric car next year and be more sustainable.

£1.6 billion funding gap for SEND by 2020

The current SEND funding deficit could double to an estimated £806 million next year, possibly rising to £1.6 billion in 2020.

New support for children with special educational needs

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced that councils will receive £250 million to provide much needed SEND support.

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.

Four in five older people will struggle to find social care

Research argues that only one in five local areas in the UK report having enough older people’s care to meet growing demand.

Birmingham CC reveals how Clean Air Zone will function

Birmingham City Council has published how its Clean Air Zone will work, which is due to be implemented from January 2020.

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