10-year high for children in care

The Local Government Association has revealed that the number of children in care has risen by 28 per cent in the past decade.

County councils welcome fairer funding promise

The County Councils Network (CCN) has welcomed a renewed commitment by the government to proceed with the Fair Funding Review.

Over 400 schools stuck in cycle of poor performance

415 schools in England are ‘stuck’ in a cycle of low performance and need better and more tailored support to improve.

End age apartheid by 2030, charity urges

United for All Ages has highlighted 20 ways in which the UK can create a ‘country for all ages’ by the end of this decade.

Final drafts published for first city centre Zero Emission Zone

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published final draft proposals for its Zero Emission Zone.

Welsh Government launches hidden homelessness campaign

A new campaign to tackle hidden homelessness has been launched by the Welsh Government.

Specialist support promised for struggling schools

Six new Teaching School Hubs have been announced, as part of plans to share the expertise of the country’s highest performing schools.

March Budget will usher in ‘decade of renewal’

Chancellor Sajid Javid has launched the beginning of the Budget process and announced that it will take place on 11 March 2020.

HS2 costs ‘out of control’ and benefits overstated

Lord Berkeley has warned that there is ‘overwhelming evidence’ that the costs of HS2 are ‘out of control’.

Pay rise for 2.8 million people revealed for 2020

The government has announced that low-paid workers will receive a 6.2 per cent pay rise with a new National Living Wage of £8.72 per hour.

Project to collate and share bus location data launched

A ground-breaking project will enable bus users to plan routes, estimate journey times and understand costs in advance.

Fly-tipping offences soar by 50 per cent

Tougher sentences are needed to deter fly-tipping, with latest figures showing that the issue costs councils £58 million a year to clear up.

Queen's Speech delivered to Parliament

The Queen's Speech includes expected promises for the NHS, as well as legally-binding targets on climate change and NLW increases.

Sturgeon to set out 'unarguable' case for indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon is to call on the UK government to transfer powers to Holyrood that would ensure any independence vote was legal.

280,000 people in England are recorded as homeless

Shelter has revealed that 280,000 people are recorded as homeless in England, an increase of 23,000 since 2016.


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