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Whole of North East in Tier 3 lockdown

The government has revealed the full list of local restriction tiers by area from 2 December 2020.

Climate campaigners question policies in Spending Review

The Chancellor has been accused of undermining the government’s ‘green’ vision by pushing ahead with a heavily funded roads programme.

£3 billion cash increase in NHS spending next year

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £6.3 billion cash increase in NHS spending in 2021-22, compared to 2020-1.

Sunak promises new National Home Building Fund

The government is introducing a £7.1 billion National Home Building Fund, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his Spending review speech.

Additional roads funding announced by Chancellor

Delivering his Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised £1.7 billion for local road repairs maintenance and upgrades.

£16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund announced

An emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of national youth organisations has been announced by the government.

Increased PPE price cost taxpayers £10 billion

The National Audit office has found that price rises for personal protective equipment earlier this year cost taxpayers about £10 billion.

Rough sleepers may be forced into the cold to avoid infection

Some people sleeping rough in some areas could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid a risk of infection in unsafe settings.

 GB Features

The potential of e-bikes to transform British travel

Daniel Gillett from urges the government seize the opportunities e-cycles offer by helping to make them a more realistic way of travelling for more people

Stopping homelessness before it begins

Trevor Hampton explains why a predict and prevent strategy is vital for preventing people slipping into homelessness as unemployment surges

Establishing a new way of working

In this digitisation article, Paul Webb discusses how councils are having to operate differently through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond

The role of urban design in cities, towns and villages

It is important for decision makers to take a long-term approach to improving the quality of life in our cities, towns and villages, says Justin Webber

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