Environment Bill resumes passage through Parliament

Government legislation to transform our environment has returned to Parliament, following a pause due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Brexit Party to re-focus on fighting lockdown

Nigel Farage has applied to change the Brexit Party's name to Reform UK and deal with the government's ‘woeful’ coronavirus response.

Put well-being at the heart of lockdown strategy

Labour is urging the government to put well-being at the heart of its lockdown strategy, amid uncertainty from further restrictions.

Rapid review launched into Nottingham City Council

A review will be conducted into Nottingham City Council over issues associated with the council’s private energy company Robin Hood Energy.

‘Forgotten frontline’ workers need fair wage

The Future Social Care Coalition has argued that an immediate £3.9 billion emergency support fund is needed for the care sector.

Review over provision of toilets for women and men

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched a review that will help women be assured of the necessary provision of toilets.

Lockdown economic support sees Furlough scheme extended

The Furlough scheme has been extended for a month with employees receiving 80 per cent of their current salary for hours not worked.

Charities call for second Everyone In scheme in England

The government has been urged to bring back the Everyone In scheme to protect rough sleepers during the country's second national lockdown.

Labour calls for decisive action over next four weeks

Jonathan Ashworth has stressed that the next weeks must be used to expand testing and fix contact tracing to avoid the mistakes of the summer. 

Councils urged to approve more 'Right to Build' plans

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a review to make it easier for people to build their own home.

Record numbers claiming council tax support

More than 2.5 million working age people across England claimed a discount on their council tax between April and June this year.

Coronavirus has hit 'critical' stage in England

The coronavirus pandemic has now reached a ‘critical’ stage in England, with a dramatic increase in infections recorded across all areas of the country.

Rapid review launched into London Borough of Croydon

Robert Jenrick has confirmed that a rapid non-statutory review will be conducted into the London Borough of Croydon.

Calls for parity of lockdown rules for Christmas

The Lib Dems and Alliance Party of Northern Ireland have said that coronavirus restrictions should be the same across all four UK nations this Christmas.

MPs in north of England seek ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown

More than 50 Conservative MPs in northern England have urged the Prime Minister to provide a ‘clear roadmap’ out of lockdown.