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Sunak announces one-year Spending Review

The Chancellor has decided to conduct a one-year Spending Review in order to prioritise the response to coronavirus.

The government has potential to save at least £30bn a year

The Centre for Policy Studies has set out nine ideas which would deliver £30 billion a year to the Treasury without impacting frontline services.

Collaboration needed to fill the strategic planning void

Stronger collaboration between councils, health bodies and business could fill the strategic planning void if the duty to co-operate is axed.

Social care needs to fill more than 100,000 vacancies

Skills for Care has found that the adult social care sector in England still needs to fill around 112,000 job vacancies on any given day.

A million children under restrictions to lose free school meals

Nearly a million children living in areas that are subject to coronavirus restrictions are set to lose access to free school meals over the holidays.

New funding and guidance for supported housing

Housing Minister Kelly Tolhurst has announced new funding for supported housing pilots in priority areas.

Reduced services see unpaid carers pushed to the limit

Family carers are going without crucial services, whilst providing many hours of additional care for loved ones with increasing needs.

Government extends cap on energy bills

An extension to the Energy Price Cap is set to help 11 million households from being overcharged on their energy bills.

 GB Features

Knowledge is power: Asset management in local government

Elena Major explains why now is the time for technology investment to drive accelerated, long-term assessment management

Mitigating stress in the workplace

Tina Chander explains the steps that organisations should consider to tackle the issue of stress and mitigate the impact it can have on the workplace

Reaching sustainability goals within the workplace

Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the IWFM, discusses the opportunity to put sustainability at the centre of the ‘Build Back better’ agenda

Levelling-up playing fields, parks and green spaces

Helen Griffiths explains how the legal protection of parks and green spaces can help to advance the government ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Designing healthier places

Sue Morgan, Executive Director of the Design Council, discusses the relationship between health and well-being and active travel

Imagine a city without trees…

Suzanne Simmons explains why the Covid-19 crisis may well shape our response to urban trees and green space supply