New law to resolve remaining commercial rent debts

Paul Scully has confirmed that a new law is now in place to help resolve certain remaining commercial rent debts accrued because of the pandemic.

Time to ‘plug the gap’ between EV ambition and delivery

The SMMT has called for all stakeholders to ‘plug the gap’ between electrical vehicle ambition and delivery, to make Britain a world leader in zero emission mobility.

1.3 million people could be in absolute poverty next year

The Chancellor’s failure to address the cost of living crisis means that absolute poverty is expected to rise by 1.3 million people next year.

Over 500 new Changing Places toilets to be built

Thousands of disabled people who need specialised facilities when they are out and about will benefit from over 500 new Changing Places toilets.

Calls for extension of local outbreak management funding

Councils and Directors of Public Health are calling for an urgent extension of local outbreak management funding due to rising rates of coronavirus

Tax cuts to support families with cost of living

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced tax cut for nearly 30 million UK workers through rise in National Insurance thresholds.

All schools to have high speed internet by 2025

Every school in England will have access to high speed internet by 2025, as part of the latest plans to roll out lightning-fast gigabit broadband across the UK.

Digital government services delivering for citizens

Citizens have called for the government to build on its digital services by providing the likes of online election voting, according to a new poll from Gemserv.

Employment programmes at risk when EU funds end

New jobs and skills training are at risk of delay or being lost altogether due to a looming funding gap when existing European funding runs out.

Public health staff shortage warning as infections rise

Councils have warned of public health workforce shortages and staff exhaustion concerns given a rise in coronavirus community transmission rates.

London City Hall hits council housing target

Sadiq Khan has hailed the resurgence in council homebuilding with more than 11,000 new council homes started in London since 2018.

Give South East freedom to grow its own way, says report

The government must rethink the assumption that merely directing investment away from an ‘overheated’ South East will benefit the rest of the country.

Parents squeezed by rising childcare costs

The annual survey by Coram Family and Childcare has found that parents across Britain are being squeezed by rising childcare costs and a drop in available places.

Council leaders urge for positive tone during election period

The LGA is urging people to engage in positive, constructive debates ahead of the upcoming local elections and to find out more about the role of local councillors.

Digital tools to give residents say on local developments

The public will be able to use innovative new technology to have a greater say in shaping and regenerating their communities.

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