MPs back stronger policy on renewable heating in homes

MPs support stronger government policy to scale up the installation of renewable heating technologies for new and existing homes.

Funding for projects to plant hundreds of thousands of trees

Hundreds of thousands of trees will be planted in communities across England thanks to funding through the Nature for Climate Fund.

Rapidly deteriorating picture of social care services

A snap survey of the state of social care services has revealed a rapidly deteriorating picture of older and disabled people left waiting for help.

Research finds that the pandemic has bolstered local unity

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a greater sense of national division, but our sense of local unity has remained strong.

Kickstart scheme not delivering value for money

The National Audit Office has reported that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s flagship Kickstart scheme may not be delivering value for money.

New measures announced to reduce pupil absence

New expert attendance advisers with decades of first-hand experience are to begin work to reduce pupil absence.

‘Dementia tax’ will hit families in Midlands and North hardest

Labour saysthat the government’s ‘working-class dementia tax’ will disproportionately hit families in the Midlands and the North of England.

Average litter rates on beaches dropping year on year

The Great British Beach Clean 2021 has reported that the average litter recorded per 100 metres is dropping year on year across the UK.

One in 10 families will struggle to cover basics this winter

New research on the cost of living crunch by Citizens Advice reveals one in ten families are facing financial crisis this winter.

National Transfer Scheme confirmed as mandatory

All local authorities with children’s services have been informed of the government’s intention to temporarily mandate the National Transfer Scheme.

Survey find staffing levels in care ‘dangerously low’

A new survey has found that nearly a third of care staff believe that staffing levels are getting worse and negatively affecting the care provided.

Elective home education rises by a third, say councils

The cumulative number of young people being electively home educated during 2020-21 was 34 per cent higher than 2019-20 totals.

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The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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