New partnership to promote transition to a net zero economy

The Solar Trade Association, Renewable UK and techUK have announced a new partnership to promote the transition to a net zero economy.

New comprehensive support for renters this winter

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed new measures to support renters affected by coronavirus over autumn and winter.

Law change needed for children in unregulated accommodation

Anne Longfield is calling for the government to change the law to stop councils placing under 18s in care in unregulated accommodation.

Inadequate sick pay undermining Test and Trace

The TUC has warned that the NHS Test and Trace system risks failure unless ministers boost Statutory Sick Pay and ensure everyone is eligible for it.

£30m to support economic recovery in Scotland

All of Scotland’s 32 local authorities will receive a share of £30 million of new investment for regeneration and town centres.

Local health officials want more control over testing

Local public health leaders are demanding greater control over the coronavirus testing system following mixed messages about tests’ availability.

Path to net zero depends on political consensus

The Citizens’ Assembly on climate change has urged for clear, internally consistent path for how the UK can reach net zero emissions by 2050.

£30 million boost to help unlock land for new homes

The government is boosting its Land Release Fund and the One Public Estate programme with an additional £30 million.

https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2020/09/09/green-party-announces-jonathan-bartley-and-sian-berry-re-elected-as-co-leaders/

The Green Party has re-elected Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry as co-leaders following an internal election this summer.

Highways England to invest £9m in EV scheme

Highways England is encouraging businesses to make the switch to electric by investing over £9 million in a ‘try before you buy’ scheme.

Steve Rotheram launches England’s first Land Commission

Steve Rotheram has announced the establishment of England’s first Land Commission to review the use of public land for community wealth building.

New marketplace opens for public sector AI

The new Artificial Intelligence Dynamic Purchasing System, from CCS, offers a route to buy artificial intelligence services in the public sector.

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