Children could miss out on 24 million meals this summer

Labour has warned that children could miss out on over 24 million meals this summer because the government has not fully extended free school meals.

Prime Minister must level up the North at pace

The Northern Research Group has said that Boris Johnson must start delivering an ambitious levelling-up programme for the north ‘at pace’.

Government launches Rediscover Summer campaign

The government’s Rediscover Summer campaign has launched to help inspire families to get out and about safely and make the most out of summer.

Prime Minister set to announce plans for high street revival

The Prime Minister will set out the steps the government will take to level up and unite the UK, with plans for the regeneration of the great British high street.

Care workers undervalued by as much as £7,000 a year

Many frontline social care workers are undervalued in comparison to their peers in equivalent positions in other public funded sectors.

Thousands more children to benefit from free breakfast clubs

Thousands of children in disadvantaged areas in England will be offered nutritious breakfasts in the next two academic years.

Agencies must tackle flaws to the Apprenticeship Levy

A coalition of London employers have said that national and local agencies must tackle flaws to the Apprenticeship Levy system together.

Funding to tackle harms facing vulnerable children

The government has announced a £24 million regional fund for children's social care, including funding to support unaccompanied minors.

£10 million scheme to help pupils boost core skills

Pupils in participating schools are set to benefit from more support in maths and English, as part of a £10 million scheme.

New cross-government unit to tackle drug misuse

The government has announced that a new drugs unit will be set up to help end illegal drug-related illness and deaths.

Give councils greater powers to tackle air pollution

Local authorities need greater powers to combat non-traffic sources of air pollution, according to a debate heard in the House of Lords this week.

UK councils left with £3bn financial black hole

A BBC investigation has shown that UK councils face a £3 billion black hole in their budgets as they emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Social care reform timetable should be set out soon

Proposals on the future of adult social care, including a timetable for reform, should be brought forward by Sajid Javid in the next two weeks.

New Bill risk criminalising homeless people

A number of homeless charities have written to the government urging ministers to reconsider the new Police and Crime Bill.

New pilot to help people exercise more and eat better

Plans for a new pilot to help people exercise more and eat better are being laid out by the government in a bid to cut obesity rates.

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