Falling cost of renewables should prompt further use

Sharp falls in the cost of renewable generation means that Britain should aim for renewables to meet two thirds of electricity needs by 2030.

North Yorkshire single council plan gets backing

The bid for the creation of a single North Yorkshire Council has been given strong backing by neighbouring Durham.

400,000 more families with children now claiming UC

The number of families with children claiming Universal Credit increased by a third as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic peaked in April and May.

North calls for £5bn pipeline of infrastructure projects

Transport for the North has set out its initial plans for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline, a 30-year investment plan of infrastructure projects.

Yorkshire councils lay out lockdown ‘action plan'

Seven Yorkshire councils have made a series of demands of the government, detailing how to tackle local coronavirus outbreaks.

Labour calls for a Regional Opportunities Guarantee

Labour is urging the government to introduce a Regional Opportunities Guarantee as part of the Kickstarter Scheme.

More transparency for online political campaigning

Online election and referendum campaigns will have ‘the same transparency’ as is given in leaflets and on posters, says the government.

DfID restructure expected to cost at least £50 million

The Whitehall restructure that will see DfID taken over by the FCO is expected to cost at least £50 million to the British taxpayer.

Design in the Public Sector programme applications open

Councils in England are set to benefit from this year’s Design in the Public Sector programme which is themed on tackling climate change.

Regional contact tracing to be strengthened

NHS Test and Trace and PHE will extend its partnership with local authorities to reach more people testing positive and their contacts.

Mayors join TUC to launch 'Time Out to Help Out'

Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram are calling for workers to still get paid when they are requested to self-isolate.

Coronavirus prompts increase in household plastic waste

The latest Everyday Plastic Survey has revealed that the amount of plastic waste in UK homes increased during the coronavirus lockdown.

Two thirds think cycling on roads is unsafe

The government has pledged to tackle cycling safety after finding that two-thirds were worried about the dangers of riding on the roads.

Urgent reform of UK adult social care funding needed

Urgent reform of the funding of UK adult social care is needed to save a desperately overstretched system which has now reached breaking point.

Reduction in London NO2 levels greater than elsewhere

The scale of reduction of NO2 air pollution has been five times greater in central London than the national average since 2016.

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