Government failing to map route to net zero

The vast majority of local councils do not have strategies in local plans to make sure they reach net zero carbon, says CPRE.

Number of substandard road bridges continues to rise

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils has risen for the second year running, with a shortage of staff to carry out inspections.

Council urge for simplified free school meals process

More than a million additional school children could receive free school meals if the sign-up process for the scheme was simplified.

Reduced funding risks undermining homelessness prevention

London boroughs have warned that reduced government funding risks undermining homelessness prevention work in the capital.

Housing First scheme in West Midlands helps 500 homeless

A pioneering scheme to take rough sleepers off the street and into housing has now helped more than 500 people in the West Midlands.

Strategy targets tenfold expansion in chargepoints by 2030

The government has unveiled plans to reach 300,000 public electric vehicle chargepoints by 2030, almost five times the number of fuel pumps on our roads today.

Levelling up funds aiding recovery of rural pubs

Pubs in rural communities across England are among the cherished community assets being saved by government levelling up funding.

Care providers to receive fairer costs for providing care

Local authorities will be supported by £1.36 billion from the Health and Social Care Levy to pay a fairer rate of care to adult social care providers.

Spiralling fuel prices impacting on school transport services

Spiralling fuel prices are impacting on school transport services, with local authorities set to have to pay providers significantly more.

New law to resolve remaining commercial rent debts

Paul Scully has confirmed that a new law is now in place to help resolve certain remaining commercial rent debts accrued because of the pandemic.

Time to ‘plug the gap’ between EV ambition and delivery

The SMMT has called for all stakeholders to ‘plug the gap’ between electrical vehicle ambition and delivery, to make Britain a world leader in zero emission mobility.

London boroughs commit to joint action on climate

London Councils is publishing new Climate Change Programme Action plans, which set out how boroughs will work collaboratively to reach Net Zero targets.

1.3 million people could be in absolute poverty next year

The Chancellor’s failure to address the cost of living crisis means that absolute poverty is expected to rise by 1.3 million people next year.

Over 500 new Changing Places toilets to be built

Thousands of disabled people who need specialised facilities when they are out and about will benefit from over 500 new Changing Places toilets.

Calls for extension of local outbreak management funding

Councils and Directors of Public Health are calling for an urgent extension of local outbreak management funding due to rising rates of coronavirus


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