Khan leads calls for new devolution deal for cities

The Mayor of London has urged the government to bring about a step-change in devolution to cities and regions across the UK.

Government must act to stabilise and reform adult social care

The Health Foundation has stressed that the new government must urgently act to stabilise and reform adult social care in England.

Government should increase spending to meet Welsh needs

Welsh ministers have called on the UK government to provide a much-needed boost to public services.

West Cheshire an example of effective Brexit planning

Cheshire West and Chester Council is scaling up preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Sheffield’s children’s services rated as Good

Sheffield City Council has been awarded an overall Good rating by Ofsted following a three-week inspection of its children’s services.

Government asks Queen to suspend Parliament

The Queen has approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September.

Javid announces date of fast tracked Spending Review

Chancellor Sajid Javid has confirmed that the early Spending Round will be delivered on 4 September.

Controversial Tory education measures leaked

Policy proposals for schools in England have been leaked, including plans to convert local authority maintained schools to academies.

MHCLG announces changes to shared ownership

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has unveiled a package of measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the housing ladder.

Northern Powerhouse Partnership announces HS2 review

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has announced its own Northern Powerhouse review into HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

£1bn Future High Streets Fund expanded

Boris Johnson has confirmed that an additional 50 towns, from Dudley to Dover, will benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund.

Devolve funding to get more young people into work

Councils can get more young people into work, education and training if they are given greater powers over the national skills and employment system.

Target for ‘net-zero’ by 2050 currently undeliverable

The Science and Technology Committee has highlighted the lack of government policies in place to deliver the net zero target by 2050.

Over a million children have gone hungry this summer

Government figures suggest that millions of children across England have gone hungry over the summer holidays.

Independent review into HS2 programme announced

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that Douglas Oakervee will lead a review into the High Speed 2 (HS2) project.

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