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.

‘Preferendums’ could lead to better public deliberation

Referendums that use a preferential ballot system can potentially lead to better public deliberation, new research claims.

Third of councils using algorithms to make welfare decisions

One in three councils are using computer algorithms to help make decisions about benefit claims and other welfare issues.

Policy overhaul needed to secure a healthy society

The government should overhaul policies across housing, transport and education to secure the future health of today’s young people.

First time buyer numbers at 12 year high

The latest mortgage data has revealed that the number of first-time buyers getting a mortgage has increased to 35,010.

£27m funding for active travel in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed a number of active travel projects, totalling £27 million of investment, across Scotland.

Funding for more youth workers in London hospitals

Sadiq Khan has announced new investment to increase the number of youth workers in hospitals and help steer young people away from violence.

Adult social care recruitment drive continues

The Department of Health and Social Care is launching the second phase of its campaign to get more people working in adult social care.

Take control of HS2 and NPR, review urges

A report by the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 says the North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed network.

Home education often chosen as a last resort

Parents often chose to take their children out of secondary school to be home-educated because of complex needs rather than preferred choice.

New Environment Bill introduced by ministers

The government is introducing a landmark Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time.

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