Home Secretary to discuss Police protection for MPs after David Amess murder

The Southend West MP was stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex on Friday afternoon in an incident that is being treated as terror-related.

New London housing plan to help achieve net zero

Boroughs have declared a new plan to achieve net zero across all London properties , which could result in massive environmental benefits.

Five ‘game changers’ that help level up the north

Northern leaders are putting forward a collective partnership offer to the government, setting out how the North can deliver on the levelling up promise.

10 per cent Council Tax rise to help social care ‘stand still’

Age UK has found that Council Tax would have to rise by an average 10 per cent next year to allow social care just to ‘stand still’.

Make school-based counselling available to all children

The LGA has urged for school-based counselling to be available and fully funded in all state funded secondary schools and academies.

High workloads pushing public sector key workers to the brink

New TUC polling has revealed that one in five key workers in the public sector are ‘actively considering’ quitting and changing profession.

Record number of UK parks win Green Flag Award

Keep Britain Tidy has revealed the names of the 2,127 parks and green spaces that have collected a coveted Green Flag Award for 2021.

Edinburgh launches ‘Million Tree City’ programme

Edinburgh has launched its target to become a Million Tree City by 2030 as part of its commitment to be net zero by the end of the decade.

Adaption as vital as mitigation, says Environment Agency

The climate emergency can only be successfully tackled through greater focus on adapting to the inevitable climate impacts that we are already seeing.

Health of one in five renters harmed by their home

New research from housing charity Shelter has shown that the health of one in five renters in England is being harmed by poor housing.

Housing waiting lists could double next year

Councils should be given the powers and funding to build 100,000 social homes for rent each year, says the Local Government Association.

Ministers should think twice before creating more mayors

Just one in three people back mayors as the most suitable local leaders for forthcoming devolution deals in England’s county areas.

Growing concern about shortfall in social care workforce

Skills for Care has revealed the significant impact the pandemic has had on both the short and long-term challenges faced by the workforce.

Committee of MPs criticise lockdown delay

The UK's failure to do more to stop coronavirus spreading early in the pandemic was one of the worst ever public health failures, say MPs.

Thousands of new homes to be built on underused land

Thousands of new homes will be built on underused and derelict land to regenerate local areas and help people onto the property ladder.

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Event Diary

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction!

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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