Fifth of key workers say they've cut back on spending

A new TUC poll has shown that one in five key workers say that they have had to reduce their spending during the coronavirus outbreak.

New electric vehicle charging network for Birmingham

Birmingham’s first ESB Energy multi-charging hub for electric vehicle users has been officially opened in the city.

Fully electric bin lorry for Glasgow

Glasgow is driving ahead with its effort to create a zero emissions fleet of vehicles with the council taking delivery of a fully electric bin lorry.

Communities should be central to planning reforms

Localis has urged the government to put communities at the heart of the proposed planning reforms to build new developments that are more affordable.

First Ministers unite to demand Universal Credit reversal

The First Ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have urged Boris Johnson to reverse the Universal Credit uplift withdrawal.

£30m package to refurbish 4,500 public tennis courts

The government and Lawn Tennis Association have announced a £30 million package to refurbish more than 4,500 public tennis courts.

Extra £23.5 million available for safer streets 

Police forces and local authorities across England and Wales are to receive a share of £23.5million to make public spaces safer for all.

Councils should be at heart of Levelling Up White Paper

The LGIU has outlined the key principles that it believes should underpin the government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper.

New leaders of Green Party revealed

Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay have won the contest to be co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Additional funding to help adult social care

Sajid Javid has announced an additional £388 million of government funding for infection prevention and control in adult social care settings.

New duties for councils on accommodation for abuse victims

New regulations and guidance has been published outlining the level of support councils are required to provide for victims of domestic abuse.

Local services will cost at least £8bn more by 2024

Councils will face extra cost pressures of almost £8 billion by 2024/25 just to keep vital local services running at today’s levels.

Government should press ahead with devolution agenda

MPs have said that the government should examine the case for devolving greater powers over services including health, housing, planning and education.

Almost one million in limbo as furlough ends

The government’s Furlough scheme ends on 30 September with nearly one million workers still expected to be on the scheme at the end of the mo

Councils urged not to use ‘panic’ phrase

The Cabinet Office has advised councils not to use the phrases ‘panic’ or ‘panic buying’ when discussing fuel supply problems.


Event Diary

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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