Public sector must pay suppliers on time

Oliver Dowden has warned that public sector organisations must pay their suppliers on time and set an example for the private sector.

Waste Strategy fails to provide necessary flexibility

MPs have urged the government to be less prescriptive in its approach to tackling waste and improving recycling levels.

Scheme to take back control of vacant high streets opened

Empty shops are turning into vibrant community centres under new plans to take back control of vacant high streets.

Support needed to build on public pollution action

A partnership approach involving the public, businesses, councils and government is needed to tackle harmful levels of air pollution.

Local authority schools to be more transparent

The DfE has invited views from across the education system on applying some of the financial measures used in academies to local authority run schools.

Rallying call to action for historic counties celebrations

A renaissance of historic county flags is well underway as the government publishes guidance to help councils celebrate their rich heritage.

Permitted development a risk to health and well-being

Councils are warning that homes created using permitted development rights are a potential threat to people’s health and well-being.

Government urged to toughen up home education plans

The government’s plans to introduce a compulsory register for home-educated children risk failing children’s safety, warns LGA.

Play fair on clean air, government warned

The government’s failure to back Greater Manchester’s clean air proposals with fair funding could put jobs and businesses at risk.

Keep Britain Tidy announces country’s best beaches

The beaches receiving international Blue Flag and Seaside Awards have been announced by the Keep Britain Tidy charity.

Council landlords are subsidising Universal Credit

Universal Credit is draining cash and resources from already hard-pressed councils and their not-for-profit housing companies.

Increase in Green Flag Awards

Keep Britain Tidy is calling on parents across the UK to make time to visit their local green space with their child.

Fly-tipping campaign in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are combining their efforts and launching a county-wide campaign to tackle fly–tipping.

Parents facing holiday childcare bill of up to £800

New research has warned that working parents will have to find £828 on average for six weeks of holiday childcare per child this Summer.

Millions of children growing up in poverty

Child poverty is becoming the norm in some parts of the UK, with more than half of children living trapped in poverty in some constituencies.


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It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

You are invited to this unique annual exhibition that brings together all the disciplines from the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery. 

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