Burnham calls for urgent lockdown simplifications

Andy Burnham has warned that people are becoming increasingly confused and frustrated by complex and contradictory lockdown rules.

PPE becoming a growing issue for councils

The littering of face masks and plastic gloves is becoming an issue for councils who are seeing more PPE discarded incorrectly.

Funding to get more children cycling and walking to school

The government has announced a new million-pound programme to get more students physically active in time for Bike to School Week.

Review of the Homelessness Reduction Act released

Nearly a quarter of a million households who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have benefited from the Homelessness Reduction Act.

New public procurement measures announced

Under new measures, businesses seeking to win government work must set out how they will also deliver social value priorities.

Government announces £80m boost for towns

Over a hundred towns in England are to share £80 million to boost regeneration, as part of the government's plan to build back better.

Childcare closures likely to hit rural areas worst

Councils are warning that remoter rural areas could be impacted the most by childcare closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Government to protect 30 per cent of land by 2030

The government will protect 30 per cent of the UK’s land by 2030, as part of plans to put nature and biodiversity on a road to recovery by 2030.

The Mayor of London has launched an air quality monitoring project to give an accurate indication of the benefits closing school roads to motor traffic at drop-off and pick-up times.

Trial participants will be given the chance to create their own personal accounts to use on parts of GOV.UK, the government website.

The government has launched a consultation to gain views on a Green Gas Levy, which will reduce emissions from the gas grid and help the UK reach its net zero target by 2050.

The Department for Health and Social Care has released its list on how Covid tests are prioritised.

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