£14bn needed a year needed to meet climate commitments

The Green Alliance has said that an additional £14 billion is needed each year to help the UK meet its climate commitments.

Starmer urges for recovery based on ‘solid foundations’

Keir Starmer has urged for an economic recovery built on ‘solid foundations’ after a lost decade of inaction under the Conservatives.

Time is running out to tackle climate change

The Chancellor has been warned that time is running out to ‘avert an even greater future global crisis caused by climate change’.

Leicester could be first to face local lockdown

Leicester could be the first place in England to face local lockdown measures after a rise in coronavirus cases in the city.

Labour urges for Care for Carers package

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says that a Care for Carers package is needed to support the mental health of three million NHS and care staff.

Two million jobs need reskilling as part of green recovery

The Chancellor must commit to a ‘New Deal for Green Skills and Growth’ in his forthcoming stimulus package, say council leaders.

Support cities to achieve fair digital transition, say leaders

Bristol has signed a joint statement asking national governments to support cities to achieve fair digital transition in post-covid recovery plans.

Manchester begins housing coronavirus homeless

GMCA has started its transition to  accommodate homeless people who have been housed in hotels during the coronavirus crisis.

Liverpool submits £1.4bn Recovery Plan

Liverpool has set out a £1.4 billion plan to help boost the nation’s post-coronavirus recovery and preparations for a post-Brexit economy.

10,000 care home residents and staff offered repeat testing

DHSC has announced that 10,000 residents and staff across over 100 care homes will be given coronavirus tests as part of a new surveillance study.

Slowest growth in household incomes over last decade

The IFS has reported that the coronavirus crisis hit after the weakest decade of growth in incomes since comparable records began.

Scale of crisis in early years sector laid bare

Early years providers are facing huge financial losses as a result of long-term underfunding and reduced demand for places.

Councils in need of further government support

Some of the largest councils in the UK say they may have to declare themselves effectively bankrupt unless the government agrees to further support.

Pandemic can be ‘turning point’ in tackling climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the coronavirus crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change.

UK acutely vulnerable to environmental breakdown

UK policymakers remain woefully unaware of and ill-prepared for parallel threats posed by the climate crisis and destruction of nature.

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