Green space not equally accessible to all

The latest Green Space Index has found that 2.78 million people live further than a ten-minute walk from their nearest park or green space.

Environment Bill continues through Parliament

The government’s legislation to transform our environment has returned to Parliament, with new amendments including a legally-binding 2030 species target.

New campaign in Liverpool to promote short journeys

Steve Rotheram has launched a major campaign urging people in the Liverpool City Region to ditch their cars for short journeys.

£300 million investment to improve EV readiness

Ofgem has announced a £300 million investment for over 200 low carbon projects to get Britain ready for more electric transport and heat.

Metro mayors demand more power over climate change

The UK will struggle to reach its climate change targets unless more power and money is put into local hands, say metro mayors.

Road funding drop could pay for 9.5m pothole repairs

Councils could repair more than 9.5 million extra potholes with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year.

Third of population represented by net zero commitments

One-third of the UK population is now represented by councils aiming to reach net-zero emissions at least five years ahead of the 2050 commitment.


The single-use carrier bag charge has increased from 5p to 10p and been extended to all businesses in England.

Government lacks plan for ‘huge’ EV transition challenge

MPs have warned the government it faces a ‘huge challenge’ to get new car registrations to 100 per cent zero-emission from 2035.

E-scooter hire schemes to be rolled out in London

From next month, Londoners will be legally able to use e-scooters on public roads as Transport for London announces a number of trial schemes.

Tree planting rates to treble by end of this Parliament

Environment Secretary George Eustice is expected to set out government plans to treble tree planting rates over the course of this Parliament.

20,000 fly-tipping incidents for councils a week

Local authorities were forced to clear up just under one million fly-tipping incidents last year.

Funding for green social prescribing aids recovery

At least 7,500 people will be connected to nature for their health and well-being, thanks to ten innovative green social prescribing projects.

Newham Council to convert to green vehicles

Newham Council has approved plans to replace the first wave of 210 council vehicles with greener models.

Post-lockdown action in rural areas needed, says study

A new study has warned that many more rural residents will be at risk of poverty and financial hardship after lockdown ends unless action is taken.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.