Latest News

Major challenges ahead for schools in poorer areas

The IFS is warning that schools serving more deprived pupils face major challenges over the next few years.

Liverpool City Region promoting inclusive economic recovery

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has become one of 12 founder members of the new Inclusive Growth Network.

Care homes to get free PPE until March

A new adult social care winter plan has been revealed which aims to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in care settings.

Government has 48 hours to protect renters, says Labour

Labour is calling on the government to extend the evictions ban due to end on 20 September to avoid a homelessness crisis this winter.

Counties outline social care reform priorities

The CCN has outlined the themes it believes should be at the heart of reform the adult social care system in the wake coronavirus pandemic.

Report calls for £1.2bn roads investment

Investment of £1.2bn would improve more than 5,000km of roads and prevent more than 8,000 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years.

£546m care home package to be announced

Boris Johnson has announced a £546 million funding package to help protect care homes from coronavirus this winter.

Councils to receive housing support for vulnerable people

The government has announced that 274 councils are set to receive housing support for vulnerable people.

 GB Features

Greater focus on ventilation hygiene now vital

Building managers will have to pay close attention to the cleanliness of their ventilation systems in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, says the BESA

Public sector debt and vulnerability

Rhona Parry looks at the best ways to support different sections of society with their public sector debts

Improving the energy efficiency of homes

Derek Horrocks discusses the recently-announced Green Homes Grant Scheme and the role of insulation in helping the country meet climate targets

Offsite progression and the shift towards modular technology

The Modular Portable Building Association discuss the growth and benefits of off-site construction

Never let a crisis go to waste

Dr Eleanor Roy, Health and Social Care Policy Manager at CIPFA, explores the benefits of joined up policy making across health and care

A digital transformation checklist for the public sector

Romy Hughes looks at the five prerequisites necessary to deliver transformation in the public sector