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.

New measures to protect integrity of UK elections

Protecting the integrity of UK elections is the focus of a package of new measures which will crack down on intimidation, influence and disinformation.

Education sector to have say on special needs funding

Damian Hinds is asking local authorities, schools and colleges how the funding system for pupils with special needs and disabilities could improve.

Brexit backlash hits Tories and Labour in polls

Both the Conservatives and Labour parties have experienced a nationwide backlash at the ballot box over Brexit.

2020 land target unlikely to be met

The government is unlikely to meet by 2020 its target to release sufficient public sector land to build 160,000 homes.

Time for a strategy for the rural economy

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy is arguing for a rural strategy to help realise the potential of rural economies.

Class privilege entrenched as social mobility stagnates

The government needs to take urgent action to help close the privilege gap as ‘inequality is now entrenched in Britain from birth to work’.

Voter ID pilots deemed ‘a total waste of money’

The Electoral Reform Society has warned that the government’s mandatory voter ID plans could ‘undermine the right to vote’.

Do not ‘roll back from devolution’, government warned

Large regional economies in the UK have challenged the government not to roll-back from the promise of greater devolution after Brexit.

More men encouraged to join early-years profession

A new government-backed programme is encouraging men to start careers in nurseries and early years settings.


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