Half of workers experience poor mental health at work

A major study into workplace well-being has found that half of workers have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.

Voter ID plans ‘the wrong priority’ for government

New report warns that current plans to impose voter ID is a very ‘expensive distraction’ from the serious threats facing our democracy.

More support needed for youth mental health ‘black hole'

YoungMinds has reported that three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support.

NHS must quickly adapt to changing health demands

The Health Profile for England report has stated that the NHS must quickly adapt to the changing health demands facing the nation.

Recycling rates grow in Cornwall amid awareness pledge

Cornwall Council has reported that recycling rates across the region for the first quarter of 2018-19 are tracking ahead of the 39 per cent target.

One Yorkshire devolution deal backed by councils

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire local authorities have agreed to submit a detailed proposal to government to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal.

£5 million youth group fund for disadvantaged youths

A new £5 million fund to increase places in uniformed youth groups has been announced to reach vulnerable young people.

Councils preventing faster EV charge point rollout

SSE has claimed that councils are frustrating the rollout of electric car charging points, meaning Britain has thousands fewer than required.

Last mile delivery bikes gain new funding

The Department for Transport has announced £2 million of funding to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes.

Greater representation of women needed in local government

97 per cent of councils are male dominated and there has been virtually no progress on women’s representation in local government.

3,000 new homes for Olympic legacy site

3,000 new homes will be built on the remaining three legacy sites at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the level of affordable housing boosted to 50 per cent.

Warning for councils over aggressive debt chasing

The NAO has warned that ongoing local government funding pressures means councils are pursuing debt repayments ‘too quickly and too aggressively’.

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