Target for ‘net-zero’ by 2050 currently undeliverable

The Science and Technology Committee has highlighted the lack of government policies in place to deliver the net zero target by 2050.

Over a million children have gone hungry this summer

Government figures suggest that millions of children across England have gone hungry over the summer holidays.

£700m bid for roads investment in the north

Transport for the North have submitted a bid for a £700 million investment in the region’s roads over the next five years.

Green responsibilities ignored by local gov employees

A fifth of local authority employees say they feel no responsibility to act in an environmentally friendly way in the workplace.

Growing funding challenge for social care in London

Adult social care sector in the capital faces a funding gap of £540 million by 2025 unless the national shortfall in adult social care finances is addressed.

Local services will continue to decline, warns committee

MPs have argued that uncertainty over financial settlement for next year has left the majority of council services at breaking point.

Homeless children growing up in shipping containers

A new report has revealed how some homeless children are living in converted shipping containers and office blocks and B&Bs.

£9 million to get ports ready for Brexit

Robert Jenrick has announced that £5 million will be given to local councils which either have or are near to a major air, land or sea port.

Pension age should rise to 75, says Tory think tank

A think tank says that the state pension age should rise to 75 within the 16 years in order to help boost the country’s economy.

TfL 'Healthy Street Officers' to promote sustainable travel

TfL has announced a new programme that will see 'Healthy Streets Officers' encourage greater walking, cycling and public transport In London.

Call for evidence launched for future food systems

A call for evidence has been launched to allow consumers and producers to help shape how we produce, sell and consume food in the UK.

Councils invited to apply for digital funding

Councils looking to improve public services through innovative uses of digital technology can apply for funding.

County leaders seeking fairer funding commitment

The CCN is urging the Prime Minister to see through his promise to ‘level up’ funding for the country’s ‘left behind’ places.

Corbyn plans to reopen empty shops

Jeremy Corbyn is announcing new plans to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops to ‘revive Britain’s struggling high streets’.

Chancellor announces £600 million housing boost

Sajid Javid has announced over £600 million of new investment to build up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas in England.

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