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Sunak delivers Summer Statement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Summer Statement in the Commons, providing £3 billion for decarbonising housing and public buildings

Khan calls for £5bn affordable homes investment

Sadiq Khan has called for the government to agree to a multi-billion pound package to kick-start London’s housing sector in response to coronavirus.

Majority of energy professionals urge resilient green recovery

Without immediate policy steps from the government, the UK’s 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets will be missed.

£33m promised to save at-risk arts venues

Arts Council England has announced that 196 organisations will receive a share of £33 million to prevent them going bust.

Half of public leisure facilities could face closure

Half of all public leisure facilities in the UK could close by the end of the year without more government support.

Sunak set to unveil £2bn home insulation scheme

The Treasury is set to announce that hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers for energy-saving home improvements.

 GB Features

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

Wales: a global leader in waste management

Government Business talks to Hannah Blythyn about the 2020 ban on single use plastics in Wales and ambitions for zero waste by 2050

Covid-19 may herald a sea-change in technology

Steve White explains why coronavirus marks a turning point in councils’ approach to new technology investment

How is remote working changing the public sector?

What impact has the lockdown had on the possibilities for more regular home-working, and what technology is needed to support this?

Sponsoring foreign workers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Harry Sanders writes for the Immigration Advice Service about the current governmental advice for Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors