£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care

An Intergenerational Commission report argues that the struggling social care system could be ‘rescued’ with a funding boost of £2.3 billion.

£28 million to support children and young people

The government has announced that ten projects across England that support disadvantaged children and young people will receive over £28 million.

Housing should be on par with health and education

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the government to make housing a human right like health or education.

Green spaces generate £34 billion of health benefits

Fields in Trust has reported that the UK’s parks and green spaces generate over £34 billion of health and well-being benefits.

DfE announces struggling schools to face single target

Operating a single ‘trigger’ point to indicate when struggling schools require intervention would help to create a more simple education system.

UKIP collapse sees mixed results for other parties

In the first England-wide local election since the General Election, the Labour and Conservative parties have both experienced mixed results.

Council homes for homeless in Brighton

The site of a former sheltered housing scheme has been converted by Brighton City Council to provide ten new houses for homeless families.

One authority for Somerset could save £28m a year

David Fothergill, the leader of Somerset County Council, has launched an enquiry into changing the way local government is organised in the region.

UK must build flood resilient homes

A new report has urged the government to create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage.

East Midlands councils to explore devolution deal

The county council leaders of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire have agreed to explore a devolution deal for the region.

90 per cent of councils cutting public health services

90 per cent of councils have cut spending on sexual health, alcohol misuse and weight management services.

New report details most polluted towns and cities

A new WHO report has revealed that 47 towns and cities across the UK have reached or have exceeded air pollution limits.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.