£28 million to protect and vaccinate rough sleepers

Rough sleepers are being helped to get their coronavirus vaccines and move into safe accommodation over the winter thanks to a £28 million boost.

£12.5 billion for Scottish local councils

Details have been published of how the £12.5 billion in Scottish Government funding for 2022/23 will be distributed to local authorities.

£22.5m for new community push to get nation boosted

An additional £22.5 million in funding and an army of vaccine ambassadors have been deployed across the country to encourage vaccine uptake.

Markets and outdoor marquees allowed permanently

High streets and local business will be allowed to hold markets more often and put marquees up in pub and restaurant gardens without planning permission.

£316 million funding boost to tackle homelessness

Tens of thousands of people will be protected from homelessness as a result of a £316 million government funding boost.

Record funding to support social care

Care providers, residents and staff will all benefit from additional funding, totalling £1.4 billion, to support the social care sector.

Support for young people in serious violence hotspots

Young people who are most at risk of serious violence will receive targeted support to keep them engaged in education and attending lessons.

Full-fibre now available to more than eight million homes

Reliable internet connections are now available to more people than ever before, with more than eight million homes now able to get full-fibre broadband.

Councils receive letter on ventilation guidance

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has sent a letter to all local authorities in England to summarise ventilation guidance.

Gold Standard created to improve public sector construction

An independent review creating a new ‘Gold Standard’ in public sector construction frameworks has been published by the Cabinet Office.

Billions available for councils to build back better

Councils will receive £53.9bn in funding for the coming financial year, including more than £1bn of additional funding for social care.

Scotland’s deposit return scheme to go live in 2023

The UK’s first deposit return scheme will go live across Scotland on 16 August 2023, helping to recycle billions of bottles and cans every ye


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