Childcare closures likely to hit rural areas worst

Councils are warning that remoter rural areas could be impacted the most by childcare closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Government to protect 30 per cent of land by 2030

The government will protect 30 per cent of the UK’s land by 2030, as part of plans to put nature and biodiversity on a road to recovery by 2030.

Major challenges ahead for schools in poorer areas

The IFS is warning that schools serving more deprived pupils face major challenges over the next few years.

Liverpool City Region promoting inclusive economic recovery

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has become one of 12 founder members of the new Inclusive Growth Network.

Care homes to get free PPE until March

A new adult social care winter plan has been revealed which aims to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in care settings.

Government has 48 hours to protect renters, says Labour

Labour is calling on the government to extend the evictions ban due to end on 20 September to avoid a homelessness crisis this winter.

Counties outline social care reform priorities

The CCN has outlined the themes it believes should be at the heart of reform the adult social care system in the wake coronavirus pandemic.

Report calls for £1.2bn roads investment

Investment of £1.2bn would improve more than 5,000km of roads and prevent more than 8,000 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years.

£546m care home package to be announced

Boris Johnson has announced a £546 million funding package to help protect care homes from coronavirus this winter.

Councils to receive housing support for vulnerable people

The government has announced that 274 councils are set to receive housing support for vulnerable people.

Green spaces have a key role to play in recovery

The new Parks and Green Space Network has called on the government to deliver a truly green economic recovery from coronavirus.

£14m for Wales’ sport and leisure sector

New funding will support Wales’ sport and leisure sector against the ongoing challenges resulting from coronavirus.

£16m to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel-poor households are to benefit from a further £16 million investment to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

Majority of on-street houses not near a EV charger

Approximately 90 per cent of the on-street household population are outside of the five-minute catchment area to an electric vehicle charger.

Programme launched to increase talent pool for DCS roles

A programme aimed at increasing the pool of future Directors of Children’s Services has been launched, supported by the Department for Education.