Councils should lead delivery of reshaped care system

Tens of thousands of young people could avoid the care of local authorities if councils lead the charge on delivering a reshaped care system.

First ever London-wide Women’s Network launched

The London Boroughs Women's Network has launched to bring together people from across London local government.

Britain faces the biggest income squeeze in generations

The conflict in Ukraine could cause typical household incomes across Britain to fall by four per cent in the coming financial year.

Transparency pilot to break down barriers for women

To mark International Women’s Day, Baroness Stedman-Scott is launching two new initiatives to level up employment opportunities for women.

Energy bill hike could leave 8.5m households in fuel poverty

The End Fuel Poverty Coalition has issued a warning that the energy crisis could leave 8.5 million households unable to heat their homes.

Non-British rough sleepers ‘targeted for deportation’

The personal data of dozens of non-British rough sleepers has been shared with the Home Office, potentially leading to their deportation.

New laws to end ‘no bar blues’ mobile coverage

Reforms to planning laws will mean fewer phone masts will be needed overall to level up the country with improved 4G and 5G mobile coverage.

£288 million fund opens for green heating projects

Households and businesses are set to benefit from greener heating as a £288 million government funding scheme is opened.

Children’s social worker shortage reaches five-year high

Latest workforce data shows that the number of children and family social workers quitting their jobs at a five-year high.

5G connections to surpass one billion in 2022

5G connections will surpass one billion in 2022, with 5G expected to account for over a fifth of total mobile connections by the end of 2025.

East Yorkshire’s tech sector is one of the fastest growing

A new drive to improve the digital skills of thousands of people across the Humber is being launched by DCMS.

Funding boost for new families as adoptions increase

Investment to support new adoptive families is expected to help thousands of vulnerable children in care find permanent homes faster.

Committee raises questions over council tax rebate

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee has written to Michael Gove about the announcement concerning a council tax rebate.

Over half a million trees set to be planted across UK

Hundreds of thousands of trees are set to be planted as applications for the Local Authority Treescapes Fund and the Urban Tree Challenge Fund reopen.

Government has no plan for transitioning to net zero

The government still has ‘no clear plan for how the transition to net zero will be funded’, according to the Public Accounts Committee.


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