Clean air zones will make citizens healthier

Clean Air Fund says that clean air zones in UK cities will make residents healthier and wealthier by reducing nitrogen dioxide.

Hybrid working opportunities dominate market forecast

The IWFM has provided a snapshot of the market’s experiences of the past year and the facilities management profession’s expectations for the future

Planning reform must focus on role of SMEs

Change the planning system to open up the market and allow better access for SMEs and diversify the housing supply, urges report.

Vaccine passports could create 'two-tier society'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned that introducing Covid status certificates risks discriminating against some groups.

Don’t treat rough sleepers as vagrants, say MPs

A group of cross-party MPs have argued that it is time to decriminalise rough sleeping to help deal with the UK's homelessness crisis.

Consultation launched on staff vaccines in care homes

A consultation is underway on making coronavirus vaccination a condition of work for people who are deployed in care homes with older adult residents.

Children at centre of country’s mental health crisis

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has found that young people are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic.

Postal vote ‘inaction’ risks disenfranchising young voters

Labour has warned the government that it risks disenfranchising millions of younger voters because of ‘inaction’ over postal votes.

Centre for Cities

More than eight in ten people in city-regions support some form of greater devolution according to new polling from Centre for Cities.

Everyone will now have to check in on Test and Trace app

Changes have been made to the way that the public check in to venues and shops on the NHS Test and Trace app, ahead of the reopening of hospitality and retail.

Liverpool to pilot safe reopening of events

The government has announced details of the pilot events to be held in Liverpool, as the city prepares to reopen its cultural and business sectors.

New deal to boost Cornwall economy announced

A £23.6 million Deal for Truro will transform Truro into the county’s modern economic, cultural and green capital whilst creating jobs and new homes.

Coventry City of Culture

The government has awarded £3.5 million to Coventry City of Culture to help the city deliver its celebrations this summer in line with coronavirus restrictions.

Plaid promises independence vote within five years

Adam Price has stated that Plaid Cymru would hold an independence referendum within five years if it came to power in May's Senedd election.

Lib Dems seek more local climate policies

Launching the Liberal Democrat’s local elections campaign, Ed Davey has urged for more council involvement in climate policies.


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