£700 million for local authorities to help businesses

Businesses most impacted by Omicron will be able to tap into a multimillion-pound support package, thanks to new funding delivered to councils.

Cultural events key to successful town centres

A year-round programme of cultural events and family-friendly activities are the key strategies for underpinning successful town centres.

Low income tax burden rises by nearly a fifth

It has emerged that low income families will see their tax burden rise by nearly a fifth, before the National Insurance rise takes hold.

£7.7 million council investment in York’s libraries

City of York Council is set to commit to a £7.7 million investment in the city’s libraries in a programme of city wide improvement.

Plans to restore 300,000 hectares of habitat

The government has unveiled the next stages of its plan to restore up to 300,000 hectares of wildlife habitat by 2042.

Towns and cities hit by flash flooding 51 times since 2007

Bright Blue has released new research revealing the impact of flooding in the UK since 2007, using a novel AI technique to analyse articles.

Air filters in schools to prioritise face to face education

Thousands of new air filters will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption in the classroom.

Extra £16 million to tackle homelessness in Scotland

Scottish councils are being given an extra £16 million to help tackle homelessness by moving people swiftly into settled homes.

New Better Health campaign launched

The newly launched Better Health campaign offers free support and guidance to those working towards a healthier weight.

£50m additional funding to reduce crime in London

Sadiq Khan has announced a new comprehensive investment package of almost £50 million to tackle crime and the complex causes of crime.

List of places aiming to become Jubilee cities revealed

The full list of 39 places which have applied for city status as part of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition has been announced.

Extra £60 million for adult social care over January

The government is providing an additional £60 million to local authorities to support the adult social care response to coronavirus.

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