£7 billion package to level up transport outside London

The government’s is awarding funding to level up local bus services to 31 counties, city regions and unitary authorities.

Calls for councils to incentivise move from private cars

Councils have been urged to introduce incentives for people who give up private vehicles to help increase the use of shared transport.

New package of support for vulnerable families

The government has announced wide-ranging support across its flagship family programmes for those who need extra help to fulfil their potential.

£400m investment to upgrade college campuses

Sixty two further education colleges are to benefit from a share of more than £400 million to upgrade buildings and transform campuses.

Quarter of bus routes axed in England in last decade

The Campaign for Better Transport has revealed that more than one in four bus services in England have been lost in the last decade.

Further £130 million to bolster efforts to tackle violence

Violence Reduction Units and ‘hotspot policing’ initiatives prevented 49,000 violent offences across England and Wales.

Universal credit rise lifted 400,000 children out of poverty

The government’s universal credit boost helped lift 400,000 children out of poverty during the first year of the pandemic.

Over 1,200 people experiencing homelessness died last year

New research from the Museum of Homelessness that found that 1,286 people experiencing homelessness died in 2021.

National Minimum and Living Wage rates rise

Millions of UK workers will receive a pay rise as the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rise comes into effect.

New Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan launched

Home Secretary Priti Patel has launched a new Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan informed by victims and survivors.

Extra support given to over 300 cultural organisations

Hundreds of cultural organisations have received a share of the final £35 million emergency support package from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Council leaders bid for combined devolution deal

Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council are seeking a combined devolution deal.

Public sector urged to review Russian contracts

New Cabinet Office guidance has called for the public sector to urgently review contracts with Russian and Belarusian companies.

£3.4bn saved in government cost-cutting programme

More than £3.4 billion was saved in 2020/21 through successful efforts to improve efficiency across Whitehall.

Failing landlords to be ‘named and shamed’

The government will ‘name and shame’ failing social housing providers as part of major reforms to give residents a stronger voice.


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