Homes England indicates increase in affordable homes

New housing statistics show a significant increase in the number of affordable homes being built in England.

Match bus fare subsidies in north with that of London

Andy Burnham has urged the government to make the same subsidies for northern bus fares as those applied in London.

Review of Blue Badge fraud announced

People with hidden disabilities will soon be able to access Blue Badge parking permits, as a result of new Department for Transport guidance.

Deposit scheme could drastically reduce plastic waste

A comprehensive deposit return scheme in England could prevent 6,600 tonnes of plastic waste entering rivers and the sea by 2030.

Government backs Greater Manchester’s carbon neutral plans

Greater Manchester’s ambitious plans to become the UK’s leading green and digital city-region have been backed by government.

23 per cent of Government Car Service fleet electric

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has revealed that 23 per cent of vehicles on the Government Car Service are electric.

22 new free schools to open in underperforming areas

Damian Hinds has said that 22 new free schools have been approved to open, aiming to help raise standards and give parents more choice.

Hundreds of buildings still have 'unsafe' cladding

More than 200 high-rise buildings in England with similar cladding to Grenfell Tower are yet to have work to remove it.

May pledges to end UK contribution to climate change by 2050

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.

New marketplace to improve public sector tech access

The government has launched a new marketplace for innovation, providing a smarter way for public sector customers to access the very latest tech.

Lack of action on Grenfell blasted as ‘utterly shameful'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has criticised the government’s ‘utterly shameful’ lack of action following the Grenfell Tower fire.

£142 million for homes in growing communities

£142 million will be invested in infrastructure to ensure thousands more homes are built in some of the UK’s growing communities.

Funding needed to tackle ‘national SEN emergency’

More than 130 extra children and young people with special needs are being supported by councils every day.

Easy steps could lift more than 700,000 children out of poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group is calling for re-investment in social security support for the UK’s children.

Housing plans risk ‘accessible homes crisis’

New research has revealed that less than a quarter of homes built outside London by 2030 will be suitable for older and disabled people.

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