Civil Service to deliver thousands of new apprenticeships

One in twenty civil servants will be an apprentice by 2025 under new plans that will diversify the pipeline of talent into government.

Innovation plan to boost Liverpool’s science superpower ambition

Steve Rotheram has unveiled a multi-billion pound plan to supercharge the Liverpool City Region’s innovation powerhouse credentials.

2.1 million food parcels sent across the UK in past year

The Trussell Trust network provided more than 2.1 million parcels to people facing financial hardship across the country in the space of a year.

No-fault eviction notice served every seven minutes

Shelter says that every seven minutes a private renter in England is handed a Section 21 no-fault eviction notice by their landlord.

Government launches new public bodies review programme

The Cabinet Office has published guidance which will inform departments how to review their public bodies over the next five years.

Campaigners call for e-scooters to be legalised to improve safety

Voices from a number of sectors have joined forces to call for e-scooters to be legalised across the UK to dramatically improve safety.

Labour calls for emergency cost of living budget

Sir Keir Starmer has said that his party is calling for an emergency budget to bring forward more measures to tackle the cost of living crisis.

Third of adults think mental health has deteriorated

A Nuffield Health survey has indicated that as many as one in three adults believe their mental health has deteriorated over the past year.

Homebuyers to be freed from ground rent bills

Future homebuyers will see their prospective property bills reduce when a ban on charging ground rent on new leases comes into force in June.

Buyers paying more for homes with low-carbon technology

New analysis from Savills has revealed that home buyers are paying significantly more for homes with low-carbon technology.

Council supply chains responsible for over 43.7m tonnes of CO2

New data has shown that local authority supply chains are responsible for over 10 per cent of UK carbon emissions.

MPs urged to protect constituents from crippling care costs

MPs in Yorkshire, the Midlands and North East have been urged to vote against the government’s social care cap amendment.

Two-fifths ‘struggled with bills in early April’

Two-fifths of families with children at home were already struggling to pay their bills in early April as the cost-of-living crisis deepened.

MPs urge 40 year deadline for asbestos removal

The government should commit to a strategy to remove all asbestos from public and commercial buildings within 40 years, say MPs.

Government urged to help councils tackle fuel poverty

The government has been urged to implement an action plan to help local authorities take action on fuel poverty.


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