Green Party pledges £100bn a year for climate action

The Green Party has pledged to invest £100 billion a year in climate action for a decade if her party gets into power.

Four-day week would cost public sector billions

Moving to a 32-hour week over the coming decade would cost the public sector alone £45 billion on current productivity levels.

Scottish social housing to be more energy efficient

People who rent their homes will get warmer and cheaper-to-heat housing as a result of major Scottish Government investment.

Majority of private renters missing out on a social home

91 per cent of private renters who need a social home are unable to get one and are left on waiting lists, often for years on end.

Lib Dems pledge 'Remain bonus' for public services

Jo Swinson has said that stopping Brexit will deliver a £50 billion ‘Remain bonus’ for public services over the next five years.

New Code of Practice to provide greater parking regulation

A new Code of Practice will bring greater regulation to the parking industry, making it easier for drivers to challenge unfair parking tickets.

Rising hardship behind families needing council support

A survey has suggested that a rise in family conflict and hardship is behind the current heightened pressures on child protection services.

Counties cannot be ignored in the General Election

Council leaders have warned that county areas cannot be ignored during the upcoming General Election in December.

MPs demand action against irresponsible fireworks use

The Petitions Committee has called on the government to take action on irresponsible fireworks use and improve industry regulation.

More action needed for women’s role in devolution

The Fawcett Society is calling for women’s voices to be better heard in devolution and across the boards of combined authorities.

Government ends support for fracking in England

Following the release of a new report by the OGA, ministers have announced that fracking will not be allowed to proceed in England.

New scheme to boost tree-planting announced

The government has launched a £50 million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change.

Labour pledges zero carbon homes within three years

Labour will make all new homes zero carbon within three years, in a bid to save people living in new builds £200 a year in energy bills.

£18m extension to Opportunity Area programme

Young people in some of the most disadvantaged parts of England are set to benefit from an extra £18 million investment.

Calls for government to clean up brownfield sites

The Liverpool City Region has called on the government to provide £200m funding to clean up brownfield sites and make them ready for development.

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