New laws to protect cultural and historic heritage

New laws to protect England’s cultural and historic heritage will mean that historic statues should be ‘retained and explained’ for future generations.

Social care sector to receive £269 million boost

A new £120 million fund for local authorities has been announced to boost depleted social care staffing levels.

Government urged to rethink parts of planning proposals

A coalition of 18 organisations has urged the government to rethink major elements of its controversial planning proposals.

Williamson launches review of children’s social care

Gavin Williamson is launching a review of children’s social care to help make sure children and young adults get the support they need.

Six areas chosen for local health partnerships

Six areas have been chosen to join the first phase of a programme designed to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

Scale of rough sleeping exceeds government estimates

The National Audit Office has said that the scale of the rough sleeping population in England far exceeds the government’s previous estimates.

£4.9 million to make digital public services better in Wales

The Welsh Government is investing £4.9 million to improve digital public services so that they are easier and slicker for people to use.

127,240 children living in temporary accommodation

The LGA has warned that 450 primary schools’ worth of homeless children are spending lockdown in temporary accommodation.

New TV advert urges public to stay at home to protect NHS

The public are being urged to stay at home as part of a major advertising campaign encouraging the public to protect the NHS and save lives.

Government strengthens digital leadership

The Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office has announced the appointment of three senior Digital, Data and Technology leaders by the government.

London’s homeless pushed back onto streets

More than one in five rough sleepers placed in hotels during the first lockdown last year ended up leaving the accommodation because of poor support.

Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out by councils

The government has said that rapid, regular testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus will be made available across the country.

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