Scottish renewable energy heralds ‘extraordinary’ month

Renewables data has shown that Scotland witnessed ‘another extraordinary month’ for renewable energy in May.

London tops list in world museums chart

London has topped a chart of the most visited exhibition venues globally, in the 2016 AECOM and TEA Theme and Museum Index Report.

Current adult social care delivery questioned

New research by Younifi has revealed that UK citizens believe there must be a better way to deliver care to adults and the elderly.

One in five planning to vote ‘tactically’

New research for the Electoral Reform Society has revealed that one in five UK voters will be voting tactically in the General Election on 8 June.

Bristol recognised as the UK’s greenest city

A new report into the country’s most environmentally friendly cities has named Bristol as the greenest city in the UK.

Local gov second highest sector for data breaches

A study has found that local government has had the second highest number of data breach incidents in the last two years.

Conservatives could review recycling measures

Therese Coffey has suggested that a Conservative government could review the use of ‘weight-based’ targets to measure recycling in the UK.

Essex council fined over personal data publishing

Basildon Borough Council has been fined £150,000 by the ICO for breaching the Data Protection Act.

Public sector workers are ‘more anxious’

Mind has revealed that public sector staff are more likely to feel anxious at work and take sick days for their mental health than those in the private sector.

90 per cent of floodplains unfit for purpose

A new study reveals that only 10 per cent of England’s extensive floodplains are fit for purpose, increasing the risk of flooding across the UK.

Birmingham refuse workers in strike vote over cuts

Refuse collection workers at Birmingham City Council have started voting in an industrial action ballot.

Glasgow faces large equal rights pay out

Women working at Glasgow City Council have secured an equal pay victory at court.

Lowly paid paying half of income on rent

Housing charity shelter has warned that low-paid workers are working for the equivalent of a morning per day just to cover the cost of their rent.

Food bank use in the UK revealed

New research reveals that there are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, far greater than previous headline figures have indicated.

English housebuilding at decade high, DCLG figures show

New figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said the number of new homes being built in England is at its highest level for ten years.

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