Coronavirus has strengthened need for sustainable transport

The Campaign for Better Transport says the transport system can be transformed to improve the environment and people’s health, as well as aid economic recovery.

Progress on making London’s streets healthy too slow

Progress on making London’s streets healthy and safe is 'far too slow' to meet the Mayor of London’s own targets.

Planning pledges could put wildlife at risk

Boris Johnson’s pledge to ‘build, build, build’ could put the English countryside and its wildlife at serious risk.

Number of renters in arrears doubles

Shelter has said that the number of private tenants in England who have fallen behind on rent has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic.

Social care reform needed within a year

Sir Simon Stevens has revealed that plans to adequately fund the social care sector need to be in place within a year.

Affordable homes scheme extended by a year

A government scheme to help get more families across England into affordable homes has been extended by a year.

£1.57bn to protect cultural, arts and heritage institutions

Britain’s arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus.

£10m for small businesses to kickstart tourism

Communities that depend on tourism will receive a major boost from a new £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package.

Leeds launches new tree planting initiative

A large-scale new tree planting initiative, which forms part of Leeds’ programme to make the city carbon neutral by 2030, has been launched.

Youth unemployment to more than double by end of 2020

New analysis by the IPPR think tank estimates that an extra 620,000 young people will be unemployed by the end of the year.

UK risks missing net zero target in recovery plans

Labour has stressed that Rishi Sunak must lay out urgent plans to realign government spending with the target to cut carbon emissions to net zero.

Labour calls for ‘Back to Work Budget’

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds is urging the government to commit to a ‘Back to Work Budget focused on jobs, jobs, jobs’.