Coronavirus risks setting people in mid-life on a path to poverty

The Centre for Ageing Better has reported that coronavirus risks setting people in mid-life on a path to poverty and ill-health in old age.

134,000 trees to be planted thanks to funding

More than 50 projects have been awarded a share of a £10 million pot to increase tree numbers in urban areas through small-scale planting projects.

Sadiq Khan invests £10m in Green New Deal

The Mayor of London has invested £10 million in green projects that will support around 1,000 green jobs to boost London’s economic recovery.

£400bn additional infrastructure spend needed to meet Net Zero

£400 billion of investment is required in green infrastructure over the next decade if the UK is to meet its ambitious Net Zero target.

Care home bosses seek extra £500m for Christmas

The National Care Forum has said that £500 million in extra government funding is needed to make care homes safe in the run-up to Christmas.

Johnson reveals Ten Point Plan for green jobs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs.

Local authorities facing shortage of accessible housing

A survey has shown that local authorities are facing a shortage of accessible housing, a problem made worse by some home builders' actions.

BMA launches ‘blueprint for leaving lockdown’

The British Medical Association has warned that lifting lockdown without new measures in place risks deepening the crisis in our health service.

Year-long e-scooter rental trial set for London

TfL and London Councils have launched a competition to select up to three operators for a twelve-month trial of rental e-scooters.

Give communities more power through devolution, report urges

Localis has said that ministers must give communities the power and resources they need to build back a better society.

Councils yet to fully embrace digital government services

New research from OpenText has revealed that UK local authorities are yet to fully embrace digital government services.

Tier system may need strengthening, says adviser

The government could look at what ‘tiers there may be in the future’ when the current national lockdown ends on 2 December.

Welsh Government publishes draft Transport Strategy

The Welsh Government has published its new draft transport strategy pledging a major reduction in carbon emissions from the transport network.

Government ‘seriously off track’ to meet climate objectives

Labour has warned that the latest official figures from BEIS reveal that the UK is seriously behind in its performance to meet its own carbon budgets.

Social landlords required to report on residents’ satisfaction

Robert Jenrick has revealed the government’s social housing white paper, making landlords more accountable for the services they deliver.

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