Mark Whitehead

Communities urged to bid for share of Clean Energy Fund

19/06/2019

A £10m fund set up by the Government will encourage community groups to save on energy bills, cut emissions and make money by selling electricity back to the national grid.

Social workers warn of 'devastating' impact of cuts

19/06/2019

Social workers have claimed they cannot do their jobs properly because of years of funding cuts.

Councils hit out at clean air zone delays

19/06/2019

The UK's two biggest local authorities have blamed the Government for delays to introducing the country's first clean air zones.

Households given two months 'breathing space' for problem debt

19/06/2019

People will be protected from the 'devastating impact' of problem debt in a new scheme announced by the Government.

Heritage projects given £100m funding boost

19/06/2019

The National Lottery has announced plans to hand out funding to big projects over the next three years totalling £100m.

Children exposed to toxic air inside schools, report warns

18/06/2019

The quality of air inside and outside primary schools must be improved to protect children's health, campaigners have demanded.

Wider funding issues put NHS plan in 'jeopardy'

18/06/2019

Delivering improved care for patients in the new NHS Long Term Plan will be 'extremely challenging' without urgent government action to increase funding, health experts have warned.

Millions 'wasted' on painted cycle lanes, ambassadors warn

17/06/2019

Cycling and walking ambassadors have called on the Government to provide councils with greater powers and more money to make key changes in cities.

Amazon awarded £460m in public sector contracts since 2015

14/06/2019

A contract awarded to Amazon by a local government purchasing organisation is the biggest in the UK public sector, according to new research.

Grenfell Tower: Hundreds of high-rise buildings still have 'unsafe' cladding

14/06/2019

There are still 'huge challenges ahead' two years after the Grenfell Tower fire, according to the leader of the council where the disaster took place.

Whitehall approves 22 new free schools

14/06/2019

Bids to create 22 new free schools have been approved, education secretary Damien Hinds has announced.

Greater Manchester aims to be carbon-neutral by 2038

14/06/2019

Plans by Greater Manchester to become the UK’s 'leading green and digital city-region' have won backing from the Government in its new Local Industrial Strategy.

Two councils given funding to help women back to work

13/06/2019

Seven successful projects to be given funding to help support women and carers back return to work have been named.

Birmingham LGBT dispute: A challenge for policymakers

13/06/2019

Mark Whitehead examines the role of Birmingham City Council in helping to resolve the LGBT school row.

Sunak brings forward revaluation of business rates

13/06/2019

Business rates will reflect property values more accurately after a shake-up being introduced in new legislation.

Universal credit causing rent arrears, MSPs warn

12/06/2019

The Scottish Parliament has called for immediate action to tackle the problem of rent arrears it says have been caused by the Universal Credit system.

Launch of £5m fund to support unpaid carers

12/06/2019

A new pot of government money will help promote the health and wellbeing of people who look after others, according to minister for care Caroline Dinenage.

Poorest children most affected by early years funding crisis, research finds

12/06/2019

The poorest children are bearing the brunt of cuts in funding for early years education, according to campaigners.

Planning system 'fuelling' North-South divide, says think tank

11/06/2019

The current planning system is increasing the North-South divide, according to a think tank.

Some schools 'discouraging' admission of special needs children

11/06/2019

Children with special needs are being discouraged from attending some primary schools, education experts have warned.

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