Councils need help to avoid going bankrupt

The Centre for Progressive Policy has found that at least eight in ten English councils need help to avoid going bankrupt.

Sajid Javid warns against return to austerity

Former Chancellor Sajid Javid has warned against a return to austerity as the UK economy struggles with the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

Children needing foster care rises by 44 per cent

Barnardo’s has declared a ‘state of emergency’ as the number of children needing foster care has risen by 44 per cent.

Public think economic plan should target net zero

The UK's Climate Assembly want net-zero alignment embedded in all facets of the upcoming coronavirus recovery package.

Thousands of children set to benefit from free meals

Disadvantaged children in England will now benefit from free healthy meals and enriching activities throughout the summer.

Shielding guidance to ease from 6 July

Millions of people shielding from coronavirus will be advised they can spend more time outside their homes from Monday 6 July.

MHCLG sets out plans for building post-coronavirus

New measures to help the construction industry boost building and return to work safely will be introduced this week.

Virus costing Greater Manchester authorities £732m

The impact of coronavirus in Greater Manchester and the actions taken to manage the pandemic will be £732 million by the end of 2020/21 alone.

Lower income households turning to borrowing on the rise

Lower income households are twice as likely as high-income households to have increased their use of consumer credit during the coronavirus crisis.

Councils warn against Test and Trace scam

Councils have received reports of fraudsters attempting to exploit the Test and Trace system through bogus phone calls, emails and text messages.

Councils facing serious financial risks from pandemic

The IFS has warned that councils in deprived and affluent areas face serious financial risks from the coronavirus crisis as incomes fall and costs grow.

Advisers say government still falling short on climate action

The Committee on Climate Change is set to criticise ongoing failures by the government to tackle the issues posing a threat to our planet.

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