COVID Local Support Grant extended to September

Families will receive extra support with food and key utility bills, thanks to the final extension of the COVID Local Support Grant.

£483 million to boost and improve school buildings

Pupils are set to benefit from improved school facilities, thanks to almost half a billion pounds being invested in school buildings this year.

Shifting to electric vehicles isn’t enough says report

The government’s plan for decarbonising transport cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, says IPPR.

Northern cities and towns facing debt ‘avalanche’

People in many parts of Northern England and the Midlands face an ‘avalanche’ of debt as Covid-support is phased out this summer.

Jenrick plans to build upon success of ‘Everyone In’

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has set out government plans to build on the hugely successful ‘Everyone In’ programme.

£50m furlough bill on the way, warns Labour

Labour Party analysis has revealed the £50 million bill government ministers are forcing struggling businesses to pay in July.

Clean air plan for Greater Manchester published

Greater Manchester has published its final clean air plan to kick-start the city region's green revolution, helping to tackle the problem of air pollution.

Cities to lose out in city centre spending due to hybrid working

The CEBR has reported that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a total of £11.9 billion of displaced city centre spending.

Government failing on ‘tutoring revolution’ promise

Labour has accused the government of already failing to live-up to their promise of a ‘tutoring revolution’ for UK pupils.

Nottingham car park set to be an electric record-breaker

The new Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station building will host the largest number of EV charge points in one location in the whole of the UK.

Library investment key to helping children catch up

The LGA has claimed that investing in libraries is key to driving the national recovery from coronavirus and enabling children to catch up on lost learning.

‘Postcode lottery’ in councils’ use of new ASB powers

The Manifesto Club has found that less than 10 per cent of councils have a policy in place that specifically deals with Community Protection Notices.

Lockdowns have had positive impact on local democracy

The SCT has said that the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions imposed on local government business have had a positive impact on local democracy.

Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham by-election

The Liberal Democrats have won the parliamentary constituency of Chesham and Amersham, taking the formerly safe seat from the Conservatives in a by-election.

Capital’s consumption-based emission reductions too slow

Consumption-based emissions by London boroughs have declined on average over the last two decades but there is still much more work to do.

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