Scottish communities seek more local powers

A review into the devolution of local powers in Scotland has published its initial findings.

Work underway for working definition of Islamophobia

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has set out the process for establishing a working definition of Islamophobia.

London’s ULEZ sees 74 per cent of vehicles comply

Since launching in the central London congestion charging zone on 8 April, the ULEZ has already driven a significant increase in vehicle compliance.

Government releases review of 25 Year Environment Plan

The government has published the first progress report of its landmark 25 Year Environment Plan.

Governance systems haven’t improved despite budget cuts

The government has not done enough to ensure that governance systems are improved, despite budgets remaining under extreme pressure.

New local authorities to be created in Northamptonshire

Two new councils are to be established in Northamptonshire to improve the delivery of public services across the county.

‘Patchy’ progress on youth homelessness prevention

A year after the Homelessness Reduction Act, progress on youth homelessness prevention has been found to be 'patchy'.

Public sector outsourcing spend softens

The private sector dominated the UK outsourcing market in Q1 of 2019, whilst public sector spend fell year-on-year.

£8.5 million fund to deliver discounted homes

Kit Malthouse has announced a £8.5 million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes over a three-year pilot project.

New support for survivors of domestic abuse

Thousands of survivors fleeing abusive and violent relationships will receive greater protection thanks to a new package of support.

New public buildings to have Changing Places toilets

New, or majorly refurbished, large buildings used by the public must have Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people.

Green light for South Yorkshire devolution deal

James Brokenshire has told the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority that a devolution deal for the region can go ahead.

Government to fund vital cladding replacement

Approximately £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings.

Government ‘unwilling’ to make necessary high street changes

The HCLG Committee has said the government is ‘unwilling to make the radical change required’ to transform high streets.

£160m spent on Brexit consultant contracts

The government has signed a round of new Brexit contracts with outside consultants worth almost £160 million.

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