The Department for Transport has announced it is on the hunt for a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of high speed trains for Britain’s HS2 network, a move which is set to cost £2.75 billion.
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced a series of grants totalling £4 million, which will allow museums and galleries across England to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces.
New plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid includes a £60 tax reform to make it easier for companies to connect more homes and businesses across England to gold standard full fibre broadband.
A report from Better Connected, the annual survey of local authority website performance, has called on council library services to do more to make it easier for people to sign up and use their e-books, e-magazines and e-audio services.
A survey carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), and commissioned by the National Trust, has revealed 72 per cent of ward councillors believe the local planning system benefits developers at the expense of councils and local communities.