Ensure no one spends winter on streets, says Labour

Labour is calling on the government to commit that no one will spend this winter on the streets, amid fears of fewer beds being available.

A million people regularly struggling to pay for food

More than a million of the UK’s poorest people are regularly struggling to pay for food and are in 'severe financial trouble'.

Public health cuts worse in north than south

The poorest parts of England have seen the biggest cuts to councils' public health budgets, a new study from the IPPR North suggests.

Government infrastructure policy isn’t fit for net zero

There are significant shortfalls in the government’s approach to infrastructure policy which risks holding back the net zero shift.

Spend on British libraries drops by nearly £20m

CIPFA has revealed that total spending on libraries in Great Britain decreased by nearly £20 million over the last financial year.

Food bank users having money taken for benefit payments

Nearly half of households surveyed at food banks during the summer owed money to the DWP due to loans and overpayments of benefits.

Opening hours for Christmas shopping extended

Rretailers will be able to extend their daily opening hours from Monday to Saturday in the run up to Christmas and through January.

Regions set to miss out on millions from key business support

Tier 3 communities in North and Midlands set to miss out on millions from key business support grant in run up to Christmas.

Use ‘window of opportunity’ to improve public health

A new report says that, in the wake of the pandemic, there is a window of opportunity to build an improved public health system.

£35 million investment in Welsh homes for the future

Low carbon housing and retrofitting to improve energy efficiency will feature in projects receiving Welsh Government funding.

UK’s first fund to support hospitality sectors in Liverpool

More hospitality and leisure businesses in the Liverpool City Region are set to benefit from a new £9.5 million COVID support fund.

£3 billion cash increase in NHS spending next year

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £6.3 billion cash increase in NHS spending in 2021-22, compared to 2020-1.

Sunak promises new National Home Building Fund

The government is introducing a £7.1 billion National Home Building Fund, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his Spending review speech.

Additional roads funding announced by Chancellor

Delivering his Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised £1.7 billion for local road repairs maintenance and upgrades.

£16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund announced

An emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of national youth organisations has been announced by the government.