Communities Secretary launches #MyTown campaign

The #MyTown campaign gives people a say in how a new generation of Town Deals should transform the place they call home.

Further £12 million boost for youth projects

Youth projects across the country will receive a £12 million boost as part of the government’s commitment to level up opportunities for young people.

£1bn mobile coverage fund to banish rural not-spots

A £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry will see the government tackle poor mobile phone coverage and banish rural not-spots.

Labour would create carbon-neutral energy system by 2030s

The Labour Party plans to create a carbon-neutral energy system by the 2030s, as part of its fast-track climate strategy.

Welsh Government should consider doubling FSM threshold

Welsh Assembly Members have said that the earnings threshold for families entitled to free school meals should double in 2020.

Record breaking year for the UK’s culture industry

Almost 50 million people visited museums and galleries in the UK last year, the highest number since records began.

Homes England agrees deals with six local authorities

Homes England has agreed funding deals worth £38.2 million with six local authorities to speed up the construction of at least 2,072 homes.

Khan launches £25m ‘scrap for cash’ dirty vehicle scheme

Sadiq Khan has launched a ‘scrap for cash’ dirty vehicle scheme for low-income and disabled Londoners.

Budgets the biggest barrier to technology adoption

A new survey has revealed that the biggest barrier to adopting new technologies for the public sector is restricted budgets.

Local Industrial Strategy key to net zero goals

The government must better support ambitious local industrial strategies to help local areas play their part in moving to a zero-carbon economy.

New national academy for social prescribing established

Matt Hancock is setting out his ambition for every patient to have ready access to social prescribing schemes on the NHS.

Lib Dems make environment key election priority

Jo Swinson has signalled her intent to make the environment a key priority for the party’s pitch to voters in a general election.

New support for young people leaving care

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has made £19 million available for programmes to improve support for care leavers.

‘Most ambitious’ heritage preservation campaign for 40 years

MHCLG is launching the most ambitious local heritage campaign for 40 years to highlight heritage buildings that reflect their local area.

SEN reforms failing young people and parents

A generation of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is failing to receive the support it deserves.

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