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.

Trust in CEOs falls, with local government least trusted

The Institute of Leadership & Management has found that trust in CEOs has fallen, with those in local and national government the least trusted.

New housing infrastructure rules introduced

New rules which make the way housing developers stump up money for infrastructure simpler and more transparent.

Too many in UK are suffering from preventable ill-health

Action of prevention is needed immediately as too many people in the UK are suffering from preventable ill-health.

Hammond denies state of poverty in the UK

Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected claims there are millions of people living in dire poverty in Britain.

Committee inquiry into long-term delivery housing

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing.

41 new Marine Conservation Zones created

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has introduced 41 new Marine Conservation Zones.

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