Collaboration to change current UK voting system

Political parties and MPs have forged a new cross-party consensus on replacing the UK’s First Past the Post voting system.

Government must embrace modern construction methods

MPs say that the government’s over-reliance on traditional building methods will see it fall far short of its housing target.

Ten-week deadline urged for social care green paper

The new Prime Minister must publish the long-awaited adult social care green paper before Parliament goes into recess in September.

Most high-rise social housing blocks still without sprinklers

Labour finds the vast majority of social housing tower blocks in England are still without life-saving sprinkler systems.

Shift from ‘consolidation state’ towards ‘investment state’

A new Institute for Public Policy Research report has argued that austerity has failed economically, fiscally and socially.

Give metro mayors more power, says Heseltine

Lord Heseltine has said that Britain’s metro mayors should be given greater powers over housing, schools and jobs.

Three quarters of MPs likely to have ‘poor mental health’

A Westminster-focused study has revealed that three out of four MPs probably or definitely suffer from poor mental health.

Action needed to support councils’ work on climate change

Launching its Climate Change policy position, ADEPT has called on the government to take urgent action to support local authorities’ work on climate change.

Battle for support undermining adopted children

Adoption UK has revealed that adopted children are twice as likely not to be in employment, education or training (NEET) as their peers.

G-Cloud 11 goes live with 4,200 suppliers

Thousands of small businesses have won the chance to bid to supply cloud computing services to government bodies.

Councils fear funding for legal duties will run out

A third of councils fear they will run out of funding to provide their statutory services by the end of this Parliament.

£394.5 million investment for Borderlands

David Mundell has announced a £394.5 million investment into the five local authority areas of the Scottish Borderlands.

£5 million to increase number of green mortgages

Households could cut mortgage rates and save money on their energy bills under plans to roll out green mortgages.

Extra support for new teachers through framework

The Early Career Framework will revolutionise the support given to new teachers.

New Tourism Sector Deal announced

The Prime Minister has announced the UK’s first ever tourism sector deal, with a commitment to build 130,000 new hotel rooms by 2025.

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