London becoming world’s first National Park City

London will become the first capital city in the world to be awarded the status of a National Park City.

Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy published

The Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy has been published to be help the region become a top three global innovation hub by 2040.

Scottish ministers to tackle throw-away culture

Ministers in Scotland are to consider the introduction of an additional charge to help cut down on the number of single-use coffee cups used every year.

10-year plan needed to fix school funding system

The government must fix the broken education funding system and bring forward a strategic ten-year education funding plan.

SEN costs could ‘break’ council budgets

County councils are warning that costs of ‘well-intentioned’ reforms to expand SEN services are threatening to ‘break’ their budgets.

Half of Welsh population unprepared for old age

Welsh Government research has found that over half of population of Wales is not making any provision for their old age.

Wales urged to set ambitious energy targets for homes

An independent report has called on the Welsh Government to commit to a 30 year programme to reduce carbon emissions in its homes.

Government ‘far too slow’ in Grenfell fire response

The government has been ‘far too slow’ in reforming the building and fire safety regime in the two years since the Grenfell Tower fire.

Public sector must pay suppliers on time

Oliver Dowden has warned that public sector organisations must pay their suppliers on time and set an example for the private sector.

Adopt social model to deal with mental health

Social workers are urging the government and NHS to promote the social model of health within new mental health legislation.

Waste Strategy fails to provide necessary flexibility

MPs have urged the government to be less prescriptive in its approach to tackling waste and improving recycling levels.

Support needed to build on public pollution action

A partnership approach involving the public, businesses, councils and government is needed to tackle harmful levels of air pollution.

Local authority schools to be more transparent

The DfE has invited views from across the education system on applying some of the financial measures used in academies to local authority run schools.

Rallying call to action for historic counties celebrations

A renaissance of historic county flags is well underway as the government publishes guidance to help councils celebrate their rich heritage.

Permitted development a risk to health and well-being

Councils are warning that homes created using permitted development rights are a potential threat to people’s health and well-being.

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