Digital revolution urged for in the property sector

Esther McVey is announcing governmental plans to release data held by local bodies to enable the UK PropTech sector to thrive.

London ULEZ cuts toxic air pollution by a third

There are now 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into central London every day since the ULEZ was introduced six months ago.

New support for survivors of domestic abuse

Survivors of domestic abuse will be provided with essential support following a new legal requirement upon every council from next year.

Biggest brownfield housing agreed in West Midlands

A new deal between the West Midlands Combined Authority and Sandwell Council will unlock the biggest brownfield housing site in the region.

£5.5m investment in Stoke’s children’s services

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has agreed recommendations to fund a £5.5 million redirection of cash to its children’s services.

Charge on single-use drinks cups in Scotland

The Scottish Government is set to legislate for a charge to be applied on single-use drinks cups.

One million people more active than four years ago

Sport England has revealed that one million more people are physically active than they were in 2015.

One in eight schools have no library

Around one in eight schools do not have a library, with poorer children less likely to have access to one than their richer peers.

800 per cent increase in child modern slavery referrals

Referrals of potential child victims of modern slavery made by councils in England have soared by a staggering 800 per cent in five years.

£4 million boost for 5G research in Wales

A new Digital Centre of Excellence, supported by nearly £4 million of EU funding, is set to make Wales a global leader in 5G technology.

Local welfare solutions support needed to tackle poverty

A ‘wholesale redesign of local welfare’ is needed to help London boroughs tackle poverty and support low-income residents.

Recycling top public priority for council spending

A new UNISON poll has revealed that refuse and recycling are the services that people would most like to see their council spend money on.

Ambitious new plan to halt obesity rise in Wales

Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has outlined plans to make Wales’ one of the first countries to see obesity rates decline.

Further plastic pledge for Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council has signed up to the Cambridge Plastic Pledge which encourages organisations to reduce single-use plastic usage.

Local economy investment in Manchester tops £600m

Local investment in Greater Manchester has topped £600 million, according to the region's combined authority.