Funding for family support programmes to tackle violence

The Youth Endowment Fund has opened applications for a £10 million programme to find out how family support can prevent violence.

Deprived coastal towns need redesign, says Whitty

England's chief medical officer has said that seaside towns need to be redesigned for the modern age to tackle deprivation and health inequalities.

Labour to scrap business rates for fairer system

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has announced that Labour will cut, and eventually entirely scrap, business rates.

Social care plan contains nothing to help the ‘here and now’

The government’s social care plan will do nothing to immediately help the millions of people who draw on and work in care and support.

Portsmouth City Council to launch first carbon budget

Portsmouth City Council will be producing its first ever carbon budget for 2022/23, alongside the existing financial budget.

Solihull leads the drive in driverless technology

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new ground-breaking passenger trials.

Labour pledges to give first time buyers fairer housing deal

Labour is pledging to reveal ground-breaking plans to build more affordable housing and give first time buyers a fairer deal.

Reversing key worker pay cuts could see £3.3bn boost

The economic recovery can be sped up by reversing cuts to key workers’ pay, boosting the country’s economy by £3.3 billion at the same time.

£50m approved for City Deal low carbon programme

The government has approved £58.7 million to help establish the Swansea Bay City Region as a leader in low carbon growth and the green economy.

Free glasses to be trialled in schools to tackle poor eyesight

Thousands of pupils will benefit from an expanded programme that provides two free pairs of glasses to improve reading and writing.

Government must act now on rough sleeping

The Kerslake Commission has made 12 recommendations to the government as part of its final report on tackling rough sleeping.

Shift in funding to local level needed for towns

The National Infrastructure Commission says that levelling up towns will require a shift in government’s approach to handing power to local areas.

Starmer sets out vision for a ‘contribution society’

Sir Keir Starmer has set out his vision of how the Labour Party will focus on providing security and opportunity to working people across the country.

Government criticised for cost of living ‘triple whammy’

Millions of families are set to be squeezed by a triple whammy of rising energy prices, an increase in national insurance, and the cut to Universal Credit.

New cross-departmental strategy needed to tackle child poverty

MPs have said that the government must now commit to a cross-departmental strategy to tackle the scale of child poverty in the UK.

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Event Diary

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction!

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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Solupak

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