MPs question whether councils are equipped to reach net zero

The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for written evidence submissions on a recently published report on local government and net zero.

WMCA first in the UK to be awarded RACE quality mark

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been named as the first organisation in the UK to qualify to use the RACE Equality Code quality mark.

PHE launches latest Better Health campaign

Public Health England has launched the latest Better Health campaign to encourage people to lose excess weight and get active this summer.

Response to pandemic has ‘exposed the taxpayer’

MPs have said that the government’s response to the pandemic has exposed the taxpayer to ‘significant financial risks for decades to come’.

Daily contact testing rolled out to critical workers

Further targeted daily contact testing is being rolled out in England to frontline emergency services and some transport workers.

Government launches nationwide search for climate leaders

The government has announced the first 'One Step Greener' Climate Ambassadors and launched a nationwide search for climate leaders.

Families across England to receive better support to adopt

Thousands of families are to receive better support when adopting children through a new strategy to tackle the postcode lottery currently affecting the sector.

£1 million education programme for Traveller children

Communities Minister Lord Greenhalgh has announced new education programmes to help support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils.

Further action needed on EV charging to meet Net Zero

The CMA has set out measures to ensure a national network of EV chargepoints is in place ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

Historic county flags raised in day of national celebration

The flags of 52 historic counties will fly proudly at the heart of government as the nation celebrates our shared heritage to mark Historic County Flag Day.

Consistent pattern of underperformance in digital change

Senior government decision makers need to better understand the business, technical and delivery risks associated with digital programmes, says NAO.

Increased funding to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland

A programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in Scotland will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year.

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Event Diary

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.