Burnham calls for urgent lockdown simplifications

Andy Burnham has warned that people are becoming increasingly confused and frustrated by complex and contradictory lockdown rules.

PPE becoming a growing issue for councils

The littering of face masks and plastic gloves is becoming an issue for councils who are seeing more PPE discarded incorrectly.

Funding to get more children cycling and walking to school

The government has announced a new million-pound programme to get more students physically active in time for Bike to School Week.

Review of the Homelessness Reduction Act released

Nearly a quarter of a million households who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have benefited from the Homelessness Reduction Act.

New public procurement measures announced

Under new measures, businesses seeking to win government work must set out how they will also deliver social value priorities.

Government announces £80m boost for towns

Over a hundred towns in England are to share £80 million to boost regeneration, as part of the government's plan to build back better.

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.

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