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Wales introduces COVID passes for events

17/09/2021

People will have to show a NHS COVID Pass to enter nightclubs and attend events in Wales from next month, the First Minister announced today.

Council chiefs welcome plan to support creative arts

17/09/2021

Local authorities are in a ‘unique position’ to support the creative arts and culture sector in their local areas, council chiefs say.

Council set to discuss £500,000 loan to support EV battery production

17/09/2021

Coventry City Council is to discuss a £500,000 loan to help the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) take on new business.

Al fresco dining in Westminster set to continue post-lockdown

17/09/2021

Westminster City Council has decided to continue supporting a number of outdoor dining schemes after a positive response to al fresco dining from locals.

Council to review development company

17/09/2021

Cambridgeshire CC has brought in external consultants to look into its development company.

Housebuilders urge councils to be flexible due to supply crisis

17/09/2021

Housebuilders are urging councils to be more flexible on material changes and completion dates in light of the current supply crisis.

Build 250,000 homes for key workers, think tank says

16/09/2021

Local plans should ensure that land is set aside to build 50,000 homes a year to help key workers access secure housing, think tank says.

County council leaders warn social care reforms ‘fall short’

16/09/2021

Social care reforms will protect more individuals from large care costs but will not improve access to care and could make local care markets ‘unsustainable’, county council leaders say.

High turnout in May’s elections despite COVID-19

14/09/2021

May’s elections were well-run and there was no decline in turnout despite the pandemic, new research shows.

Kent County Council resumes admittance of lone child migrants

13/09/2021

Kent CC announces that it will resume admitting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children into its reception centres after it stopped earlier in the year.

Consultation on mandatory COVID vaccines launched

09/09/2021

The Government has launched a consultation on plans for staff in health and care settings in England to be required to have COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

Council chiefs share ‘Everyone In’ lessons

09/09/2021

Funding commitments and improvements to social housing are two areas that council leaders think need more attention if rough sleeping is to be eliminated.

Welsh government confirms £5m town centre funding

08/09/2021

The Welsh government has confirmed that £5m of loan funding will be made available to support the regeneration of town centres.

Government called on to help councils resettle Afghan refugees

08/09/2021

Afghan refugees have been placed in council areas without the local authorities being informed or given the necessary support, a refugee charity has warned.

Cllr Richard Leese steps down as leader of Manchester City Council

08/09/2021

The leader of Manchester City Council, Cllr Richard Leese, has announced his intention to step down after a quarter of a century at the head of the council.

Schools forced to make cuts due to Government’s ‘failure to invest’

08/09/2021

School leaders have warned that school children are suffering from chronic underfunding by the Government.

Khan warns of link between air pollution and COVID

07/09/2021

New research has found a link between a person’s exposure to air pollution and the severity with which they will experience the effects of COVID-19.

Guidance to help councils boost exports published

07/09/2021

Local authority leaders are urging councils to adopt internationalisation strategies that would help local businesses export their goods and services.

Homes England launches £20bn dynamic purchasing system

07/09/2021

Councils and housing associations will find it easier to build houses thanks to reforms in the way Homes England procures housebuilders and disposes of land.

Government to consult on al fresco dining and pop-ups

06/09/2021

The Government has launched a public consultation on planning reforms that could give a boost to outdoor dining and pop-up markets.

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Sutton Council's IoT pilot project

David Grasty, head of digital strategy & portfolio for Kingston and Sutton Councils, outlines how in-home sensors have improved the safety of vulnerable residents living in social housing.
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