Northern MPs seek ‘clear roadmap’ out of lockdown

The Northern Research Group has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to leave constituencies ‘locked into lockdown’ indefinitely.

Khan calls for proper devolution of power from Whitehall

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called for the proper devolution of power and resources from Whitehall to cities and communities across the UK.

Guidance to support safe care home visits during lockdown

Care homes will be encouraged and supported to provide safe visiting opportunities as new national restrictions come into effect.

LGA calls for lockdown exit strategy

The Local Government Association has said that only with the necessary resources can councils lead local efforts to tackle coronavirus outbreaks.

Councils risk being overwhelmed by Brexit implementation

Local authorities risk being overwhelmed by Brexit implementation on 1 January, because of the urgent demands of the second wave of coronavirus.

Repeat ‘Everyone In’ to protect rough sleepers, says Labour

Thangam Debbonaire has written to Robert Jenrick calling on him to re-start the ‘Everyone In’ initiative that began in March.

Environment Bill resumes passage through Parliament

Government legislation to transform our environment has returned to Parliament, following a pause due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Brexit Party to re-focus on fighting lockdown

Nigel Farage has applied to change the Brexit Party's name to Reform UK and deal with the government's ‘woeful’ coronavirus response.

Put well-being at the heart of lockdown strategy

Labour is urging the government to put well-being at the heart of its lockdown strategy, amid uncertainty from further restrictions.

Rapid review launched into Nottingham City Council

A review will be conducted into Nottingham City Council over issues associated with the council’s private energy company Robin Hood Energy.

‘Forgotten frontline’ workers need fair wage

The Future Social Care Coalition has argued that an immediate £3.9 billion emergency support fund is needed for the care sector.

Review over provision of toilets for women and men

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched a review that will help women be assured of the necessary provision of toilets.

Lockdown economic support sees Furlough scheme extended

The Furlough scheme has been extended for a month with employees receiving 80 per cent of their current salary for hours not worked.

Charities call for second Everyone In scheme in England

The government has been urged to bring back the Everyone In scheme to protect rough sleepers during the country's second national lockdown.

Labour calls for decisive action over next four weeks

Jonathan Ashworth has stressed that the next weeks must be used to expand testing and fix contact tracing to avoid the mistakes of the summer. 

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