Local government shut out from Brexit preparations

The Labour Party has raised concerns that local government will not have a seat on the government’s EU Exit Operations Committee.

Campaigners seek calorie tax to tackle obesity crisis

Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on the government to introduce a calorie levy.

Public Sector Vehicle Hire Solutions launched

The Crown Commercial Service has awarded its latest vehicle hire agreement - with a focus on boosting car share solutions.

‘Growing urgency' for Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed that there is ‘growing urgency’ for Scotland to become independent ‘sooner rather than later’.

Broadband experts question PM's full-fibre internet pledge

Leading telecoms organisations claim that full-fibre broadband for all by 2025 target is possible, but government ambition is not enough.

Each council to designate a Brexit lead

Robert Jenrick has said that councils should be fully prepared to leave the European Union by the end of October.

New Freeports to ensure Brexit trade opportunities

The first new Freeports will be established after we leave the EU, to ensure towns and cities benefit from Brexit trade opportunities.

Council calls for creation of national care service

Gateshead Council has urged the government to create a National Care Service, that would work alongside the NHS, to end the current 'care crisis'.

Jenrick named as new Midlands Engine Champion

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has been announced as the new Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine.

Lib Dems beat Tories in Brecon by-election

The Liberal Democrats have enjoyed further by-election success in Brecon and Radnorshire.

Javid announces £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparation

Newly appointed Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced an immediate funding boost to help get the UK ready for Brexit on 31 October.

New devolution proposals for One Yorkshire

New proposals have been presented to the new Prime Minister to create a pathway to a full One Yorkshire devolution deal in 2022.

£300 million Growth Deals funding announced

New funding for Growth Deals across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is being announced, with £300 million of new investment.

£3.6 billion boost pledged for 'left behind towns'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson used a speech in Manchester to pledge a £3.6 billion funding boost for the country’s left behind towns.

Wales and Scotland make no deal Brexit warning

The First Ministers of Wales and Scotland have called on new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rule out a no deal Brexit.


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