Adult social care organisations have called on the government to deliver a long-term care workforce strategy and tackle the issue of care worker pay.

Millions of people will be able to make greener journeys as almost 1,000 green buses are rolled out with the backing of nearly £200 million in funding.

Five local authorities will implement a new and improved adult social care charging reform system which caps the cost of care.

A new Geospatial Commission project will explore what electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure data is needed by local authorities.

Over 1,200 new affordable homes will be delivered across England with communities put in charge of where and how they will be built.

The vast majority of local councils do not have strategies in local plans to make sure they reach net zero carbon, says CPRE.

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils has risen for the second year running, with a shortage of staff to carry out inspections.

More than a million additional school children could receive free school meals if the sign-up process for the scheme was simplified.

London boroughs have warned that reduced government funding risks undermining homelessness prevention work in the capital.

A pioneering scheme to take rough sleepers off the street and into housing has now helped more than 500 people in the West Midlands.

The government has unveiled plans to reach 300,000 public electric vehicle chargepoints by 2030, almost five times the number of fuel pumps on our roads today.

Spiralling fuel prices are impacting on school transport services, with local authorities set to have to pay providers significantly more.

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.

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.

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.

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