Too many in UK are suffering from preventable ill-health

Action of prevention is needed immediately as too many people in the UK are suffering from preventable ill-health.

Hammond denies state of poverty in the UK

Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected claims there are millions of people living in dire poverty in Britain.

Committee inquiry into long-term delivery housing

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing.

41 new Marine Conservation Zones created

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has introduced 41 new Marine Conservation Zones.

£100 million investment in London’s small businesses

Sadiq Khan is launching a £100 million investment for the capital’s small businesses as part of the Greater London Investment Fund.

Domestic abuse survivors at risk of homelessness

Nearly 2,000 domestic abuse survivors are being put at risk of homelessness each year.

Payment parking machines nearing an end

New national parking data standards will support the development of apps to make parking easier for drivers.

Council tax is hitting poorer residents harder

New IFS analysis finds that council tax is hitting the poorest residents far harder than it does the wealthiest.

Boost for high streets as planning red tape is axed

New rules will enable thousands of homeowners to extend their properties quickly and easily without the need for a full planning application.

Great British High Street Awards 2019 launched

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched the 2019 iteration of the Great British High Street Awards.

Personal care should be freely available for over-65s

The IPPR is urging the government to introduce free social care to people over 65, funded by a 2p tax rise.

Ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England.

The government needs a bus strategy, says MPs

A lack of co-ordinated government policy and squeezed funding for local authorities is driving bus use into decline, warns MPs.

£50bn black hole for councils over next six years

Local authorities are warning that they will have to resort to providing the ‘bare minimum’ if no extra funding is made available this year.

Government risks another Grenfell incident

The government has done nothing to adequately prepare fire and rescue services for a similar incident to the Grenfell fire.

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