A bill to reform local government elections, democracy, performance and governance has been passed in the Senedd.

More than a million young people in England could be missing formal full-time education, fuelled by significant gaps in education legislation.

Over 19,000 job placements for unemployed young people have so far been created under the government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced new plans to clean up toxic air at schools in the worst polluted areas of the capital.

The government has announced that councils will be given new funding to ensure vulnerable households do not go hungry or without essential items.

The NSPCC has warned that increasing stress levels have taken a toll on the mental and emotional health of young people since March.

The LGA has stressed that urgent investment in youth services is vital to help young people as the country enters a second lockdown.

A quarter of nurseries and childminders in deprived areas of England say they will not get by beyond Christmas without additional income.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged the government to commit to devolving further adult education funding to the capital.

The UK’s leading bodies concerned with children’s play have joined together in a concerted effort to ensure that community play areas remain open.

The money the government ‘wasted’ on unusable face masks could have all but paid for free school meals until next Easter, says Labour.

Nearly a million children living in areas that are subject to coronavirus restrictions are set to lose access to free school meals over the holidays.

Labour has called on the government to extend the provision of free school meals until the Spring – or face a Commons vote on the issue.

Cuts to early intervention funding in the past decade must be urgently reversed as councils prepare for a surge in demand for support for young people.

To mark National Adoption Week, the Education Secretary has called for an overhaul of the ‘overly bureaucratic’ adoption system.


Event Diary

This year, Total Telecom’s Connected Britain is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of networking, innovation, and collaboration. The conference is now the UK’s largest digital economy event, set to welcome over 7,500 delegates from the telecoms industry and beyond to discuss the hottest topics at ExCel London on September 11–12. 

DTX brings together creative minds and technology practitioners with the tools needed to drive change, enhance experiences and improve efficiencies across today’s organisations.

The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.