Close the health gap between rich and poor, charity urges

The government must recommit to closing the health gap between rich and poor and take action on ‘unacceptable’ health inequalities.

£65 million package for 5G trials revealed

Rural areas will benefit from a series of government-funded trials to help them seize the potential of modern technology.

Over a million homes with planning permission not built

The LGA has warned that more than a million homes granted planning permission in the past decade have not yet been built.

New UK points-based immigration system

Priti Patel has launched a new points-based immigration system, in a bid to ‘move away’ from relying on ‘cheap labour’ from Europe.

Asylum policy change could benefit economy by £7m

New research has found that closing a loophole in the UK’s asylum policy could benefit the public purse by millions of pounds each year.

Public land sales creating minuscule amounts of affordable housing

An opportunity of a lifetime is slipping through our fingers, unless public land is used to provide genuinely affordable homes.

Scottish budget could devastate communities

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has warned that the Scottish Government’s Budget will hit vulnerable communities the hardest.

Scheme to provide free central heating in Birmingham

A scheme is now available to Birmingham residents to install central heating for free into fuel poor and vulnerable homes.

Alcohol duty does not disproportionately burden worse-off

New research from the Institute of Alcohol Studies has claimed that higher alcohol taxes could benefit disadvantaged groups.

Very little infrastructure spending directed to flooding

Just over one per cent of government infrastructure spending in England will go towards flood defences.

New support for survivors of domestic violence

The government will provide £16.6 million to 75 projects across England to help fund domestic abuse refuge services.

Road safety projects urged to apply for funding

The Road Safety Trust is urging organisations to apply for a grant to explore how technology can improve road safety.

Knife crime epidemic fuelled by cuts

The Youth Select Committee says cuts to important services for vulnerable young people have caused a rise in knife crime.

Johnson reshuffles cabinet as Javid surprisingly resigns

Andrea Leadsom and Julian Smith were the first casualties as Boris Johnson reshuffles his cabinet, but Javid's resignation steals the headlines

Johnson reshuffles cabinet with Leadsom dropped

Andrea Leadsom and Julian Smith are the first casualties as Prime Minister Boris Johnson undertakes his cabinet reshuffle.

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