Government will not cut 300,000 housing target

Robert Jenrick has defended the government’s housing plans, saying that the government won’t cut its target to build 300,000 homes a year.

Coronavirus has hit 'critical' stage in England

The coronavirus pandemic has now reached a ‘critical’ stage in England, with a dramatic increase in infections recorded across all areas of the country.

Oxford announces appointment of scientific advisor

Oxford City Council has appointed its first scientific advisor who will support the council as it continues to tackle the climate emergency.

Plans for UK’s largest zero carbon development in York

City of York Council has submitted planning applications for its first generation of zero-carbon, exceptional yet affordable homes.

Rapid review launched into London Borough of Croydon

Robert Jenrick has confirmed that a rapid non-statutory review will be conducted into the London Borough of Croydon.

Funding to provide new homes for rough sleepers

More than £150 million is to be made available across England to provide a permanent place to live for some of the most vulnerable in society.

Rural homelessness more than doubles in last two years

Homelessness in rural areas has more than doubled in the last two years, with warnings that planning reforms are likely to make the situation much worse.

Government should devolve more adult education funding

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

UK play sector unites to keep playgrounds open

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.

Useless PPE spend could have covered free school meals

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

MPs in north of England seek ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown

More than 50 Conservative MPs in northern England have urged the Prime Minister to provide a ‘clear roadmap’ out of lockdown.

Seven areas to benefit from £180m Town Deals funding

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the seven communities that are set to benefit from up to £178.7 million in new Town Deals.

New guidance for councils on tackling homelessness

New guidance for councils has been published to help ensure care leavers have the stable homes they need, and prevent them from becoming homeless.

£75 million for iconic cultural and arts venues

Iconic arts venues and cultural organisations are to receive a £75 million boost from government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Local taxpayers are keeping private bus companies afloat

The Local Government Association has warned that concessionary fare funding is being used to prop up private bus companies.

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