£50 million for social care sector in Scotland

The social care sector in Scotland will receive up to £50 million additional funding to help meet additional costs related to coronavirus.

Third of London’s youth centres face closure

Nearly a third of London’s community groups and charities that provide services for young people are facing closure within six months.

£1.3bn investment to deliver homes and infrastructure

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has given the green light to tens of thousands of new homes and other vital infrastructure projects.

Rural areas most vulnerable to economic impact of coronavirus

Rural areas are most vulnerable to the economic impact of coronavirus, with almost six million people working in ‘at risk’ job sectors.

Fairer approach to devolution in rural areas needed

A new report has concluded that county areas should be given a major new suite of powers to lead post-coronavirus recovery efforts.

Six in 10 say the public sector needs to tackle tech issues

Investment in new tech is one of the key issues that the UK's public sector will need to address over the next decade.

£22.7m to help adult social care sector in Wales

Vaughan Gething has announced £22.7 million to help meet the additional costs adult social care providers are currently incurring.

Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

A major incident has been declared by authorities in Greater Manchester following recent rises in coronavirus infection rates.

Local economies facing £1 billion loss, warn councils

Local economies risk missing out on more than £1 billion in emergency coronavirus funding at the end of this month.

West Yorkshire sets out 2038 zero carbon plan

Reducing car use by a fifth is among the measures set out in a report on how West Yorkshire could become net zero carbon by 2038.

West Midlands National Park plans move forward

Plans to create a West Midlands National Park have taken a step forward following a MoU between the WMCA and Birmingham City University.

Higher priority needed for tackling fraud in Wales

The Auditor General for Wales has stressed that public bodies need to collectively raise their game to tackle fraud more effectively.

Birmingham air quality action plan approved

An action plan to improve air quality across Birmingham city centre has been approved to go out to public consultation.

Khan seeks thousands of ‘genuinely affordable’ homes

Sadiq Khan has called for ‘significantly more investment’ to build thousands of genuinely affordable homes in London.

Consultation on single use plastics launched in Wales

Hannah Blythyn has launched a consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposals to ban a range of single use plastic items.

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