New 2030 targets for renewable technologies needed

RenewableUK is urging the government to commit to specific deployment targets for onshore wind, floating wind, renewable hydrogen and marine energy.

Burnham vows London-style transport network acceleration

Andy Burnham has put a transport revolution across Greater Manchester at the centre of plans for his second term as Mayor of the region.

£26m to help local authorities speed up data transfers

The creation of a £26 million fund will help deliver a faster property search service for homebuyers through a national LLC Register.

Referendum ‘when - not if’ after election success

Nicola Sturgeon has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a second independence referendum is ‘a matter of when - not if’.

Labour will remain in power in Wales for another five years after matching its best-ever Senedd election result.

Labour reshuffle shadow cabinet amid election fallout

Sir Keir Starmer has undertaken a slight reshuffle of his shadow cabinet after the recent poor election results for the Labour Party in England.

Record local election results for Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the best local elections results in its history with more green councillors on more councils than ever before.

44,000 trees to be planted in urban areas

Thousands of trees will be planted near schools and healthcare centres, as the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened for applications.

New funding to tackle loneliness announced

More than 840 charities, community groups and grassroots organisations tackling social isolation have received a share of £4 million.

Failure to act on social care will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils

Council leaders have stressed that a failure to act on social care in the upcoming Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’.

Labour success in Mayoral elections

Despite a dispiriting day at the local elections, the Labour Party enjoyed success across the country in the mayoral elections.

Over 1.1m homes with planning permission waiting to be built

The LGA has revealed that more than 1.1 million homes granted planning permission in England in the last decade are yet to be built.

Government spending with SMEs continues to rise

Latest procurement figures show that across government £15.5 billion was paid to small and medium sized businesses to help deliver vital public services.

Defra reveals new plans to boost recycling

Every home in England will receive more consistent recycling collections, under new plans to boost recycling and protect the environment.

10p plastic bag charge to come into force on 21 May

The single-use carrier bag charge will be increased to 10p and extended to all businesses from 21 May to help drive down sales further.

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