£33 million pledged to drive down parental conflict

Thousands of families with children are set to benefit from £33 million support to resolve conflict at home.

Council tax main issue for public in local elections

Londoners view council tax, national issues and social care as the top priorities influencing their vote ahead of May’s local elections.

Local residents to be involved in street name changes

Councils in England will have to get agreement from local residents on any proposed changes to street names.

Report highlights belief in donor influence on decision-making

Polling shows a collapse of public satisfaction in politicians, the current democratic system and the ability of voters to affect government decisions.

One in five teachers plan to leave within two years

NEU says that 44 per cent of England’s state-school teachers plan to quit by 2027, with half of those intending to leave within two years.

£9m short breaks fund for Welsh unpaid carers

Unpaid carers of all ages in Wales are set to benefit from a short breaks fund after a £9 million investment from the Welsh Government.

New crackdown on fly-tipping announced

Households will no longer have to pay to get rid of DIY waste under plans set out by government to tackle the issue of fly-tipping.

£30m for cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects

The £30 million Live Labs 2 competition has been announced to support projects looking to decarbonise local highways infrastructure.

Only a quarter of councils have EV transition plan

Only a quarter of local authorities in the UK have published Electric Vehicle transition strategies, according to new research.

Defeat over voter ID plans in House of Lords

The government’s plans to introduce photo ID for voters in elections has been defeated in the House of Lords.

Call for evidence on experiences of extremism

Victims and communities are being urged to share their experiences as part of a major independent review into the impacts of extremism.

New calorie labelling rules come into force

New rules requiring calorie information to be displayed on menus and food labels has come into force to tackle obesity levels.

Rise in National Insurance payments takes effect

The burden of tax falling on workers and employers has increased as of 6 April, as the hotly-debated rise in National Insurance payments takes effect.

Number of council bosses receiving over £100,000 rises

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has found that the number of officials receiving more than £100,000 went up to 2,921 during the pandemic.

Green Party co-leaders Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay

The Green Party is promising to help tackle the cost of living crisis at the launch of its local election campaign.

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