Public fear impact of another global health emergency

People in the UK are concerned about the potential impact of future crises, which presents a unique window for positive change to happen.

System needs fixing to help local climate action

The public backs local authorities to tackle climate change but the system needs fixing first as more central government help is required.

Levelling Up paper to be published later this year

The government will publish its Levelling Up White Paper later this year, ensuring that the whole UK can benefit from the same access to opportunities.

Create new green jobs in areas with greatest unemployment

Green Alliance research has found significant potential for new green jobs in areas with the greatest challenges to the local labour market.

Only a third of candidates in local elections are women

Just one-third of candidates in this week’s English council elections are women, prompting calls for more action to encourage women into politics.

Care homes residents allowed more out-of-home visits

All care home residents will be able to participate in more out-of-home visits without having to isolate on their return.

All schools should join strong multi-academy trusts

The Education Secretary has stated his ambition to bring schools with a history of long-term underperformance into multi-academy trusts.

Worrying increase in the number of inactive adults

Sport England has found that the first eight months of coronavirus restrictions has led to a worrying increase in the number of people who were inactive.

Fire Safety Bill set to become law

Legislation to make it clear who is responsible for fire safety in tower blocks is set to become law after MPs voted to defeat an amendment.

Government failing to show ambition on clean air targets

The British Safety Council is urging the government to take the immediate opportunity to really show its ambition and commitment to clean air.

Self-driving vehicles on UK roads this year

The Department for Transport has announced that motorists could see self-driving vehicles on British roads for the first time later this year.

‘Catch-up’ breakfast clubs could give post-pandemic boost

Labour has said that its plan for universal ‘catch-up’ breakfast clubs could provide a post-pandemic boost to millions of school children.

1948 moment for adult social care needed

A number of health organisations have co-signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a 1948 moment for adult social care.

Urgent action needed to care work ‘mental health crisis’

A survey has found that three quarters of social care workers report pandemic work having caused worsened mental health.

Councils to take advantage of  free teacher recruitment service

Local authorities are being encouraged to sign up to the DfE’s free Teaching Vacancies service ahead of teacher resignation deadline.

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Event Diary

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Supplier Profiles

Coltraco Ultrasonics

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