Too many in UK are suffering from preventable ill-health

Action of prevention is needed immediately as too many people in the UK are suffering from preventable ill-health.

Sustainable travel encouraged in West of England

People in the West of England are being encouraged to help ease traffic congestion by getting active and taking more sustainable journeys to work.

Hammond denies state of poverty in the UK

Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected claims there are millions of people living in dire poverty in Britain.

The health effects of Sure Start recognised

New IFS research has found that Sure Start centres have has largely positive impacts and brought big benefits for children’s health.

Councils invited to apply to Design in Public Sector

Forward thinking councils are being encouraged to apply to Design in Public Sector, developed by Design Council and LGA.

£1bn Greater Manchester waste contract awarded

GMCA has signed new operating contracts with SUEZ for the management of the region’s waste and resources.

Serious trends and inequalities in sexual health hidden

Sexual health must be sufficiently funded on a national level, to deliver high quality sexual health services and information.

Tenant Fees Act comes into force

The highly-anticipated Tenant Fees Act, which will save renters across England an expected £240 million a year, came into force on 1 June.

Planning, not modular, key to housing crisis

The National Federation of Builders has claimed that modular housing will not and cannot solve the housing crisis.

Committee inquiry into long-term delivery housing

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing.

In-house services favoured over council outsourcing

APSE has found that councils are tending to reject the outsourcing of services, preferring to deliver services in-house.

New electric vehicle fleet for hire in Bristol

A ten-strong fleet of 100 per cent electric Renault Zoe cars are available to rent in Bristol, following funding from the EU research project REPLICATE.

£100 million investment in London’s small businesses

Sadiq Khan is launching a £100 million investment for the capital’s small businesses as part of the Greater London Investment Fund.

Northern Powerhouse lacks joined-up planning

Planning needs to be more joined up across the North to bring growth and prosperity to neglected towns and communities.

Domestic abuse survivors at risk of homelessness

Nearly 2,000 domestic abuse survivors are being put at risk of homelessness each year.

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Event Diary

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