Homecare costs outstripping funding from councils

The Homecare Association is calling on the government to invest properly in homecare to help address unmet need and reduce pressure on the NHS.

Wales sets out EV Charing Action Plan

The EV Charging Action Plan outlines how the Welsh Government will deliver a EV charging point facility for every 20 miles across Wales by 2025.

Unions call for action on climate change crisis in schools

Education unions have written to the Education Secretary urging him to take action to ensure climate change education becomes fully embedded in ​the system.

‘People power’ over planning could help fix housing crisis

The Social Market Foundation has said that giving local residents a greater say over proposed construction in their area could help fix the UK’s housing crisis.

Children’s social care costs will rise by £600m a year

Increasing demand to help safeguard children will see future cost pressures in children’s social care increase by an estimated £600 million each year until 2024/25.

Further support needed to meet zero-emission buses target

Campaign for Better Transport is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as only a minority are currently electric.

Invest in councils to green retrofit 1,000 homes a day

Over 1,000 homes a day could be retrofitted with low-carbon efficiency measures by councils by 2030 - reducing energy bills by nearly £700 million.

Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’

Introducing universal free garden waste collections is ‘unnecessary’ and will not solve the issue of garden waste ending up in landfill, says LGA.

£875m investment needed in public sports and leisure facilities

Council leaders have said that long-term investment in public sport and leisure facilities is key to supporting efforts to tackle health inequalities.

Digital initiative trials of new planning processes

Innovative digital tools to help local people have their say in the planning process will be trialled in 13 areas across England.

£65 million support package for vulnerable renters

The government has announced that vulnerable renters struggling due to the impact of the pandemic will be helped by a new £65 million support

Major health factors to be explored by councils

The LGA is to launch a new programme to help communities become better places to be born, grow, live and age well.

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Event Diary

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction!

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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