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The Mayor of London has launched an air quality monitoring project to give an accurate indication of the benefits closing school roads to motor traffic at drop-off and pick-up times.

Trial participants will be given the chance to create their own personal accounts to use on parts of GOV.UK, the government website.

The government has launched a consultation to gain views on a Green Gas Levy, which will reduce emissions from the gas grid and help the UK reach its net zero target by 2050.

The Department for Health and Social Care has released its list on how Covid tests are prioritised.

LGA calls for clarity over COVID support scheme reimbursement

Following the Government’s announcement of a new legal duty to self-isolate with councils responsible for distributing financial support to low-income households to help, The Local Government Association has called for 'urgent clarity' about how councils will be reimbursed.

Over two million homes without a working smoke alarm, says LGA

According to the Local Government Association, figures for 2018/19 show that 9 per cent of households in England – the equivalent of 2.17 million - do not have a working smoke alarm and only 26 per cent of people who own an alarm test it at least once a month.

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.

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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