Floods will hit the disadvantaged communities hardest

The National Audit Office has found that there are gaps in the government’s understanding of public spending for flood defence.

Regions set to miss out on millions from key business support

Tier 3 communities in North and Midlands set to miss out on millions from key business support grant in run up to Christmas.

Devastating impact on councils’ park services highlighted

The Local Government Association has outlined the devastating impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on council’s park services.

£35 million investment in Welsh homes for the future

Low carbon housing and retrofitting to improve energy efficiency will feature in projects receiving Welsh Government funding.

Local tracing partnerships helping test turnaround times

The DHSC has said that people taking PCR swab tests are receiving their results faster, thanks to improving turnaround times.

Local opportunities to boost woodland highlighted

Dozens of local authority areas have the potential for doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled woodland cover.

150 new electric vehicle charge points in Cornwall

More than 150 electric vehicle charge points will be installed across Cornwall after the council secured additional funding.

UK’s first fund to support hospitality sectors in Liverpool

More hospitality and leisure businesses in the Liverpool City Region are set to benefit from a new £9.5 million COVID support fund.

Edinburgh unveils plan for ending poverty by 2030

The City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled a ten-year delivery plan for eradicating poverty in the Scottish Capital by 2030.

Record year for Wales’ recycling as target is exceeded

The recycling rate for Wales has reached a record high, exceeding the latest recycling target and achieving 65.14 per cent for 2019/20.

Whole of North East in Tier 3 lockdown

The government has revealed the full list of local restriction tiers by area from 2 December 2020.

Climate campaigners question policies in Spending Review

The Chancellor has been accused of undermining the government’s ‘green’ vision by pushing ahead with a heavily funded roads programme.

Additional roads funding announced by Chancellor

Delivering his Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised £1.7 billion for local road repairs maintenance and upgrades.

£16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund announced

An emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of national youth organisations has been announced by the government.

Rough sleepers may be forced into the cold to avoid infection

Some people sleeping rough in some areas could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid a risk of infection in unsafe settings.

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