Two million jobs need reskilling as part of green recovery

The Chancellor must commit to a ‘New Deal for Green Skills and Growth’ in his forthcoming stimulus package, say council leaders.

Support cities to achieve fair digital transition, say leaders

Bristol has signed a joint statement asking national governments to support cities to achieve fair digital transition in post-covid recovery plans.

The Countryside Climate Network formed by UK100

A new group of rural councils from every region in England will be campaigning on climate change issues.

Manchester begins housing coronavirus homeless

GMCA has started its transition to  accommodate homeless people who have been housed in hotels during the coronavirus crisis.

Liverpool submits £1.4bn Recovery Plan

Liverpool has set out a £1.4 billion plan to help boost the nation’s post-coronavirus recovery and preparations for a post-Brexit economy.

10,000 care home residents and staff offered repeat testing

DHSC has announced that 10,000 residents and staff across over 100 care homes will be given coronavirus tests as part of a new surveillance study.

Slowest growth in household incomes over last decade

The IFS has reported that the coronavirus crisis hit after the weakest decade of growth in incomes since comparable records began.

Scale of crisis in early years sector laid bare

Early years providers are facing huge financial losses as a result of long-term underfunding and reduced demand for places.

Councils in need of further government support

Some of the largest councils in the UK say they may have to declare themselves effectively bankrupt unless the government agrees to further support.

Pandemic can be ‘turning point’ in tackling climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the coronavirus crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change.

UK acutely vulnerable to environmental breakdown

UK policymakers remain woefully unaware of and ill-prepared for parallel threats posed by the climate crisis and destruction of nature.

Councils remind people of precautions during heatwave

As Britain braces itself for a heatwave, councils are urging people to take all necessary health precautions against the rising temperatures.