Social housing key to levelling up agenda

Shelter has warned that a failure to include social housing in the government’s upcoming ‘levelling up’ plan may escalate the housing emergency.

Restore child support to 2010 levels, say peers

More than a million vulnerable children in England have had their life chances reduced by cuts to early years and youth support since 2010.

925 cultural organisations supported by £107 million

Hundreds of arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England will receive a share of £107 million from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Space for 1.3 million homes is being ignored

Brownfield land in England could potentially accommodate over 1.3 million new homes – an increase of almost 10 per cent on 2020.

Culture sector suffers 60 per cent decline during pandemic

The UK’s arts, culture and heritage sector suffered from a 60 per cent decline in output due to social distancing rules and lockdowns.

Investment in cities ‘best way’ to tackle regional inequality

New research has argued that it is investment in cities, not towns, is the best way to tackle regional inequality for the long-term.

11 UK cities make global leaders list on climate action

Nearly 100 cities have been named as leaders in environmental action and transparency in 2021 by CDP, with 11 UK cities making the list.

Rules changed on social care cap in updated plans

Updated government plans show that the financial help poorer people get to cover their care will not count towards a new cap on costs.

£50 million for warmer, greener homes in Scotland

An additional £18 million will be available this year to help householders in Scotland install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills.

Online tool to map employment and skills provision

The LGA has launched a new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.

£51 million to help hardest hit in Wales

Welsh Ministers have announced £51 million to help families facing the cost-of-living crisis to pay their bills this winter.

100,000 young careers boosted by Kickstart Scheme

Over 100,000 young people across the country have now started jobs through the government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme.

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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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