New data framework to accelerate London car clubs

A data sharing framework for car clubs would shed new light on how they are used in the capital, according to a new report.

UK's first Rent to Buy council homes in Newcastle

The team who built the city’s first council Rent to Buy homes are celebrating after handing over the keys to new residents in Newcastle. 

New vision for a cleaner, greener Cornwall

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board has endorsed a plan that sets out a shared vision for Cornwall’s future recovery.

New report commends Welsh local authority partnership

A new report commends the way that Welsh local authorities and the third sector worked together during the coronavirus pandemic.

New plans set out to transform procurement

The Cabinet Office has launched new plans to overhaul procurement rules, making it easier for smaller businesses to win government contracts.

Much-needed new homes part of levelling-up measures

Robert Jenrick has set out new measures to level up England’s cities, recover from the pandemic and help provide much-needed new homes.

Parliamentary Constituencies Act passed into law

The geographical boundaries of the UK’s 650 constituencies will be redrawn to each contain a near equal number of eligible voters.

Poor state of local roads is drivers’ number-one concern

The RAC has reported that the poor state of local roads is officially the UK’s most widespread motoring concern in 2020.

London homelessness pressures reaching ‘worst-ever levels’

London Councils is urging a rethink of national policy if the government is to have ‘any hope’ of meeting its homelessness reduction targets.

New network of air pollution sensors across London

Sadiq Khan has launched a new network of sensors at key locations across the capital as part of his Breathe London air quality monitoring project.

Extra dependency support announce for rough sleepers

Kelly Tolhurst has announced that rough sleepers across England will receive extra support to help them recover from drug and alcohol misuse.

67 local authorities to begin enhanced testing programmes

The first 67 local authorities to start community testing programmes have been confirmed as part of government’s coronavirus Winter Plan.

Climate-related incidents affecting majority of councils

Eight in ten councils surveyed by the Local Government Association have been affected by a climate-related incident in the last five years.

No planning permission for more than a million earmarked homes

More than a million homes on land earmarked for development by councils are yet to be brought forward by developers for planning permission.

Test and Trace plan to support return to normal

The NHS Test and Trace business plan sets out a strategy to increase the speed and reach of testing and tracing, working with local partnerships.

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