COVID Local Support Grant extended to September

Families will receive extra support with food and key utility bills, thanks to the final extension of the COVID Local Support Grant.

£483 million to boost and improve school buildings

Pupils are set to benefit from improved school facilities, thanks to almost half a billion pounds being invested in school buildings this year.

Shifting to electric vehicles isn’t enough says report

The government’s plan for decarbonising transport cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, says IPPR.

Northern cities and towns facing debt ‘avalanche’

People in many parts of Northern England and the Midlands face an ‘avalanche’ of debt as Covid-support is phased out this summer.

Jenrick plans to build upon success of ‘Everyone In’

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has set out government plans to build on the hugely successful ‘Everyone In’ programme.

MPs have claimed that white working-class pupils have been badly let down by decades of neglect and muddled policy thinking.

£50m furlough bill on the way, warns Labour

Labour Party analysis has revealed the £50 million bill government ministers are forcing struggling businesses to pay in July.

Cities to lose out in city centre spending due to hybrid working

The CEBR has reported that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a total of £11.9 billion of displaced city centre spending.

Government failing on ‘tutoring revolution’ promise

Labour has accused the government of already failing to live-up to their promise of a ‘tutoring revolution’ for UK pupils.

Library investment key to helping children catch up

The LGA has claimed that investing in libraries is key to driving the national recovery from coronavirus and enabling children to catch up on lost learning.

Lockdowns have had positive impact on local democracy

The SCT has said that the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions imposed on local government business have had a positive impact on local democracy.

Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham by-election

The Liberal Democrats have won the parliamentary constituency of Chesham and Amersham, taking the formerly safe seat from the Conservatives in a by-election.

Local leadership crucial in climate change challenge

Councils have a significant role to play to support and advance on the UK’s net zero ambitions in partnership with government, industry and communities.

Let councils sharpen commercial edge to level up locally

Councils should have the confidence to engage in well-run commercial activity that benefits residents and improves local public services.

£16 million to support young people with a social worker

Children with a social worker in England will benefit from further dedicated support in school and at college to help level up their outcomes in education.

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