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400,000 more families with children now claiming UC

The number of families with children claiming Universal Credit increased by a third as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic peaked in April and May.

North calls for £5bn pipeline of infrastructure projects

Transport for the North has set out its initial plans for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline, a 30-year investment plan of infrastructure projects.

Yorkshire councils lay out lockdown ‘action plan'

Seven Yorkshire councils have made a series of demands of the government, detailing how to tackle local coronavirus outbreaks.

Labour calls for a Regional Opportunities Guarantee

Labour is urging the government to introduce a Regional Opportunities Guarantee as part of the Kickstarter Scheme.

More transparency for online political campaigning

Online election and referendum campaigns will have ‘the same transparency’ as is given in leaflets and on posters, says the government.

‘Rising tide’ in demand for mental health services

NHS Confederation warns that mental health patients risk their conditions deteriorating due to increased demand brought about by coronavirus.

New West Midlands cycling network unveiled

Transport for West Midlands has unveiled the Starley Network, a new 500-mile cycling vision for the West Midlands.

£50m announced in Wales to end homelessness

Julie James has confirmed up to £50 million to support projects across Wales to ensure no-one is forced back onto the streets.

 GB Features

Time to rethink the office, how it is lit and how we buy it

Bob Bohannon looks at an post-Covid office that is better designed and better lit, sustainable both in its operation and in its procurement

Recognising the benefits of active travel

Government Business talks to Mayor Dan Jarvis about his vision for walking and cycling in the Sheffield City Region

Nottingham and the 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan

We spoke to Cllr Sally Longford about Nottingham City Council’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan and an increase in walking and cycling

What lockdown has taught us about public playgrounds

Mark Hardy explores why public playgrounds are so crucial in helping children recover from the effects of months of lockdown

Road sector promoting collaboration and innovation

The road surface industry must reward recent funding with continued innovation and a readiness to embrace the new, believes Paul Boss

A people-first strategy for returning to work after Covid-19

Romy Hughes explores the aspects of a good strategy that companies need to think about as we begin to look at life after the pandemic