London’s homeless to be housed in hotel rooms

Sadiq Khan has secured 300 hotel rooms in which rough sleepers in the capital can self-isolate over the coming weeks.

New measures to protect people at highest risk from coronavirus

New measures, including a helpline for the most in need of support, have been put in place for those considered to be extremely vulnerable.

Pubs and restaurants told that they must close

Boris Johnson has ruled that all cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close to help contain the spread of coronavirus.

As schools close, government lists ‘critical workers’

Frontline health staff, people involved in food production and  utility workers are among a list of workers said to be ‘essential’.

Coronavirus: Online isolation notes launched

People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus can now obtain an isolation note through a new online service.

Liverpool suspends all green waste collections

Liverpool City Council will suspend its green waste collection service as of Monday 23 March due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

£2.9bn funding to strengthen care for the vulnerable

The government is to spend £2.9 billion to help patients who no longer need urgent hospital treatment to return home.

Home Office introduces Fire Safety Bill

The Home Office is introducing a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales.

Nottingham runs unique 30-day EV loan scheme

A 30-day electric vehicle loan scheme piloted by the Nottingham ULEV Experience project could act as the blueprint for other UK cities.

UK’s ageist attitudes revealed in new report

A study by the Centre for Ageing Better has claimed that the UK’s attitudes to ageing are overwhelmingly negative.

Scottish independence plans ‘paused’

Mike Russell has confirmed that the Scottish Government is no longer planning to hold an independence referendum this year.

Emergency bill to strengthen Covid-19 plans

The Department of Health and Social Care will introduce new laws to help ministers respond effectively to the progress of the coronavirus outbreak.

Wales to consider scaling back council services

Bin collections and other council services in Wales may be reduced during the coronavirus crisis.

Implementation committees set up amid Covid-19 spread

Boris Johnson has set up four new ministerial structures to coordinate and respond to the coronavirus pandemic across government.

Coronavirus spreading more rapidly in London

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the transmission of the coronavirus is happening more rapidly in London.