Lack of action on Grenfell blasted as ‘utterly shameful'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has criticised the government’s ‘utterly shameful’ lack of action following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nurseries in poorest areas facing closure

17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived areas of the country ‘anticipate closure in the next twelve months’.

Plan for new technologies to transform public services

Oliver Dowden has outlined plans for how new technologies like artificial intelligence can revolutionise public services.

£142 million for homes in growing communities

£142 million will be invested in infrastructure to ensure thousands more homes are built in some of the UK’s growing communities.

‘New era of digital transformation’ for London councils

LOTI has officially launched, expecting to improve London’s public services via faster adoption of technology, data and digital skills.

£6m for projects tackling toxic air in London

Sadiq Khan has invested £6 million from his Air Quality Fund in 15 new projects being established across London.

Warning over new wave of council tax scams

Criminals posing as council staff are targeting people in a new wave of council tax scams offering bogus refunds or threatening fines.

£20m for London’s community projects

London’s town centres, high streets and local regeneration projects will benefit from £20 million in funding made available by the Mayor of London.

Funding needed to tackle ‘national SEN emergency’

More than 130 extra children and young people with special needs are being supported by councils every day.

Wholesale review of Britain’s business rates system needed

Andy Street has called for a wholesale review of Britain’s business rates system in an attempt to save struggling high streets.

Majority of litter in canals found to be plastic

The Canal & River Trust has found that abandoned plastics now account for 59 per cent of the litter found in canals in England and Wales.

Housing plans risk ‘accessible homes crisis’

New research has revealed that less than a quarter of homes built outside London by 2030 will be suitable for older and disabled people.

Trust in CEOs falls, with local government least trusted

The Institute of Leadership & Management has found that trust in CEOs has fallen, with those in local and national government the least trusted.

Potential 160,000 tonnes cut from Scotland’s carbon footprint

Scotland’s 20p drinks recycling scheme will slash 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint each year.

New housing infrastructure rules introduced

New rules which make the way housing developers stump up money for infrastructure simpler and more transparent.

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