May pledges to end UK contribution to climate change by 2050

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.

Inland flood defences save the UK £1.1bn a year

£1.1 billion a year of flood damage is being prevented by the UK’s current network of river barriers and defences.

£1 billion a year needed to reverse cuts to public health

The government must make a clear and urgent commitment to restoring £1 billion of real-terms per head cuts to the public health grant.

Planning system widening national divide

The ‘restrictive' planning system has made urban homeowners in the Greater South East substantially richer than those living elsewhere.

New marketplace to improve public sector tech access

The government has launched a new marketplace for innovation, providing a smarter way for public sector customers to access the very latest tech.

£1 billion fraud cost for Welsh public services

The Welsh Audit Office has warned that Welsh public services could lose up to £1 billion a year to fraud.

Spending on speech therapy a 'postcode lottery'

Too many vulnerable young children are missing out on the vital speech and language help they need to get ready for school.

£660 million public sector contracts for Amazon

Amazon has been awarded 36 public sector contracts worth £660 million since 2015.

Lack of action on Grenfell blasted as ‘utterly shameful'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has criticised the government’s ‘utterly shameful’ lack of action following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nurseries in poorest areas facing closure

17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived areas of the country ‘anticipate closure in the next twelve months’.

Plan for new technologies to transform public services

Oliver Dowden has outlined plans for how new technologies like artificial intelligence can revolutionise public services.

£142 million for homes in growing communities

£142 million will be invested in infrastructure to ensure thousands more homes are built in some of the UK’s growing communities.

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