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Design in the Public Sector programme applications open

Councils in England are set to benefit from this year’s Design in the Public Sector programme which is themed on tackling climate change.

Regional contact tracing to be strengthened

NHS Test and Trace and PHE will extend its partnership with local authorities to reach more people testing positive and their contacts.

Mayors join TUC to launch 'Time Out to Help Out'

Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram are calling for workers to still get paid when they are requested to self-isolate.

Coronavirus prompts increase in household plastic waste

The latest Everyday Plastic Survey has revealed that the amount of plastic waste in UK homes increased during the coronavirus lockdown.

Two thirds think cycling on roads is unsafe

The government has pledged to tackle cycling safety after finding that two-thirds were worried about the dangers of riding on the roads.

Urgent reform of UK adult social care funding needed

Urgent reform of the funding of UK adult social care is needed to save a desperately overstretched system which has now reached breaking point.

Reduction in London NO2 levels greater than elsewhere

The scale of reduction of NO2 air pollution has been five times greater in central London than the national average since 2016.

Rapid charging network to be rolled out in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council will start the roll-out of 100 per cent renewable energy EV charge points across the city from Autumn 2020.

 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