Local Industrial Strategy key to net zero goals

The government must better support ambitious local industrial strategies to help local areas play their part in moving to a zero-carbon economy.

Lib Dems make environment key election priority

Jo Swinson has signalled her intent to make the environment a key priority for the party’s pitch to voters in a general election.

‘Most ambitious’ heritage preservation campaign for 40 years

MHCLG is launching the most ambitious local heritage campaign for 40 years to highlight heritage buildings that reflect their local area.

SEN reforms failing young people and parents

A generation of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is failing to receive the support it deserves.

Digital revolution urged for in the property sector

Esther McVey is announcing governmental plans to release data held by local bodies to enable the UK PropTech sector to thrive.

New support for survivors of domestic abuse

Survivors of domestic abuse will be provided with essential support following a new legal requirement upon every council from next year.

One million people more active than four years ago

Sport England has revealed that one million more people are physically active than they were in 2015.

Local welfare solutions support needed to tackle poverty

A ‘wholesale redesign of local welfare’ is needed to help London boroughs tackle poverty and support low-income residents.

Johnson to chair new climate change committee

The Prime Minister will chair a new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change to drive further environmental action across government.

New housing measures for those on low incomes

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed a package of measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the housing ladder.

‘Preferendums’ could lead to better public deliberation

Referendums that use a preferential ballot system can potentially lead to better public deliberation, new research claims.

Policy overhaul needed to secure a healthy society

The government should overhaul policies across housing, transport and education to secure the future health of today’s young people.

First time buyer numbers at 12 year high

The latest mortgage data has revealed that the number of first-time buyers getting a mortgage has increased to 35,010.

Further funding to support adoptive families

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced more funding to support adopted children and their families.

Adult social care recruitment drive continues

The Department of Health and Social Care is launching the second phase of its campaign to get more people working in adult social care.