Green Party co-leaders Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay

The Green Party is promising to help tackle the cost of living crisis at the launch of its local election campaign.

£500m from levy to develop the adult social care workforce

People working in adult social care will benefit from at least £500 million to improve recruitment, retention, progression, and staff well-being.

Welsh schools and public buildings to get solar panels

A number of public buildings are to have solar rooftop panels installed as part of Welsh Government support to expand community owned renewable energy.

Local planning authority projects to digitise planning process

Esri UK has announced the local planning authorities who will pilot geospatial technology to help modernise the planning process.

£7 billion package to level up transport outside London

The government’s is awarding funding to level up local bus services to 31 counties, city regions and unitary authorities.

Average nursery place cost soars by nearly £1,500

The Labour Party has said that the average annual cost of a nursery place for children under two has risen by nearly £1,500 in five years.

Calls for councils to incentivise move from private cars

Councils have been urged to introduce incentives for people who give up private vehicles to help increase the use of shared transport.

New package of support for vulnerable families

The government has announced wide-ranging support across its flagship family programmes for those who need extra help to fulfil their potential.

Quarter of bus routes axed in England in last decade

The Campaign for Better Transport has revealed that more than one in four bus services in England have been lost in the last decade.

Bristol outlines energy-saving LED street lighting proposals

Bristol City Council is considering ramping up its programme to replace 29,000 old street lights with the latest LED lanterns.

Further £130 million to bolster efforts to tackle violence

Violence Reduction Units and ‘hotspot policing’ initiatives prevented 49,000 violent offences across England and Wales.

Universal credit rise lifted 400,000 children out of poverty

The government’s universal credit boost helped lift 400,000 children out of poverty during the first year of the pandemic.

Over 1,200 people experiencing homelessness died last year

New research from the Museum of Homelessness that found that 1,286 people experiencing homelessness died in 2021.

National Minimum and Living Wage rates rise

Millions of UK workers will receive a pay rise as the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rise comes into effect.

Four city regions sign net zero co-operation agreement

Belfast, Dublin, the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester have formed a partnership to develop practical approaches to accelerate net-zero commitments.


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