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£700 million to help students catch up on lost learning

Gavin Williamson has announced a new £700 million plan to help young people in England catch up on lost learning due to the pandemic.

On-street EV charge point pilot in Hampshire

50 new on-street electric vehicle chargepoints will be installed in Eastleigh and Winchester as part of an innovative pilot scheme to be launched in March.

Cornwall calls for long-term social care funding plan

Cornwall Council has approved a budget to invest in residents’ priorities and protect services for vulnerable children and older adults.

£10bn invested in fossil fuels by local gov pension funds

Analysis shows that billions of pounds is still invested in planet-wrecking fossil fuels through local government pension funds.

Leaders from North West seek net zero by 2040

Leaders across the North West have launched an ambitious vision to reach net zero in the region by at least 2040.

Proxy voting in local elections for those self-isolating

Individuals who need to self-isolate because of coronavirus will still be able to vote in the local elections through new emergency proxy voting measures.

Extend tax cut to save high streets, says Labour

Labour is urging the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to confirm immediately an extension of temporary business rates relief for six months.

Proposals for unitary local government in three areas

A consultation on proposals for unitary local government submitted by councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset has been launched.

 GB Features

Building a green recovery through communities, nature and jobs

Fay Holland details the benefits of creating more and better green spaces which are accessible to the UK’s left behind communities

How to respond to a data breach and come out unscathed

Paul Cahill outlines his best-practice tips for how to minimise the business and reputational fallout of a cyber breach

How the sustainable domino effect can help government

Andrew Smith, Pillar Lead Research - Environment and Sustainability at CCS, reveals some of the ways government can achieve sustainability

How your IT can contribute to your carbon net zero targets

In this blog Jason Liggins, Crown Hosting at Crown Commercial Service explains how you can save money and the environment

Using infrastructure to support economic recovery

How do Local Highways Authorities ensure National Infrastructure Strategy investments actually reach the highway network?

The importance of communication in the public sector

Scoro's Simon Chapman explains why communication is the first step towards digital transformation of the public sector