Government to work with councils on Afghan resettlement

The government has said that thousands of Afghan women, children and others most in need will be welcomed to the UK.

Unions make call for urgent action on ventilation in schools

Education unions have urged the government to take firm action to improve ventilation in schools to reduce further coronavirus disruption.

Labour outlines apprenticeships creation plan

Labour has pledged new opportunities for young people to earn and learn with a plan to create 100,000 new apprenticeships.

Millions of homes could be heated with hydrogen by 2030

The UK’s Hydrogen Strategy seeks to use low carbon hydrogen to replace natural gas in powering around three million UK homes each year.

Three million children going to schools in areas with toxic air

Children in London are four times more likely to go to school in areas with high levels pollution levels than children in the rest of England.

Figures show Help to Buy loans pass £20 billion

The number of people purchasing a home through the Help to Buy scheme is at an all-time high, according to new figures.

Government must make it easier for councils to tackle climate crisis

Friends of the Earth has stressed that the government must do more to enable councils to play their part in decarbonising the UK.  

Treatment for Type 2 diabetes in children rockets

Type 2 diabetes treatment rates in children and young people has rocketed by nearly 60 per cent in just five years, according to the LGA.

Councils to benefit from new pothole funding

A multimillion-pound scheme to explore how new technology could be used to find and fix potholes has been announced.

Value for money toolkit launched by CIPFA

CIPFA has partnered with the University of Oxford's GO Lab to develop the innovative GO Lab-CIPFA Value for Money (VfM) Toolkit.

Councils urged to help review role of Traffic Commissioner

Local authorities are being encouraged by the Department for Transport to review the role of Traffic Commissioners in an online consultation.

Lords urge for more support for vulnerable children

The House of Lords Public Services Committee has urged ministers to get joined-up to support family services, both nationally and locally.

Consultation launched on public sector reform in Scotland

A consultation has been launched to seek the public’s views ahead of the creation of a National Care Service in Scotland.

Expert group created to advise on social housing sector

Housing experts have been brought together to form a new expert panel to advise on the delivery of the social housing white paper.

Broadband rollout trial to target hard-to-reach homes

Fibre broadband cables could be fed through water pipes as part of the government’s plan to speed up the nationwide roll out of lightning-fast broadband.

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The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

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