Pressure increasing to halt construction work

The government is facing increasing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK.

Mayor unveils new coronavirus measures in Liverpool

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has unveiled an initial package of measures aimed at easing the coronavirus burden on local people.

Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle City Council has announced that it is offering 700 free car parking spaces to NHS staff to help in the fight against coronavirus.

London Councils agree common sense parking approach

London boroughs have agreed a common-sense approach to issuing parking fines in order to help critical workers travel in London.

Covid-19: £500,000 for digital support solutions

£500,000 is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.

Councils will need to re-prioritise certain public services

Councils across the country will need to re-prioritise certain public services as they lead efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

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.