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Government announces measures to prevent company evictions

19/06/2020

The Government has extended measures to prevent struggling companies from eviction over the summer until the end of September.

Government launches consultation on accelerating tree planting

19/06/2020

The Government has launched a consultation on ways to accelerate tree planting in an effort to combat the biodiversity and climate crises.

Council chiefs welcome £1bn Covid school ‘catch up’ package

19/06/2020

Local authority leaders have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a £1bn Covid ‘catch up’ package to tackle the impact of lost teaching time.

Drive to replace dangerous cladding ‘lagging behind’, warn auditors

19/06/2020

Auditors investigating the programme for replacing dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings have found that progress has ‘lagged behind’ expectations.

Teachers call for summer holiday offer to support children

19/06/2020

Teachers have urged the Government to fund councils to help them provide summer activities for children in preparation for a return to school in September.

Khan calls for face masks to be mandatory

19/06/2020

Mayor of London yesterday called on the Government to make the wearing of face coverings mandatory for customers in shops and other confined public spaces.

We must all step up to support our communities

18/06/2020

If we are to ensure a just recovery, the feelings of common purpose this crisis has caused must be harnessed, says Steve Butterworth of Neighbourly.

Three quarters of fire doors inspected ‘not fit for purpose’

18/06/2020

More than three quarters (76%) of the fire doors inspected in 2019 were condemned as not fit for purpose, new data reveals.

Paediatricians urge PM to make school reopenings ‘a priority’

18/06/2020

Over 1,500 paediatricians have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to make the reopening of schools a priority.

Council celebrates ‘landmark’ ruling that will save museums thousands

18/06/2020

Exeter CC has welcomed a landmark ruling over the rateable valuation of a Grade II building in a court decision that could save museums thousands of pounds.

Nearly two thirds of families on Universal Credit stuck in debt ‘nightmare’

18/06/2020

Two charities have called on the Government to increase the child element of UC by £20 to help struggling families ‘stay afloat’ during the Covid lockdown.

Leeds council concerned £200m of Covid costs will lead to cuts

17/06/2020

The leader of Leeds City Council has called for urgent Government support as the costs of coronavirus in the city approaches £200m.

Unpaid carers ‘pushed’ into using food banks

17/06/2020

Unpaid carers are twice as likely as the general public to have relied on a food bank during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to charity.

Art charity announces £2m to support museums and galleries

17/06/2020

Museums and art galleries are to receive a much needed funding boost to help them weather the impact of Covid-19.

Khan warns of ‘significant cuts’ to deal with economic impact of Covid

17/06/2020

London Mayor today warned that he will be ‘left with no choice’ other than to make cuts unless the Government acts to support local and regional authorities.

Lifeguards return to beaches in preparation for summer

17/06/2020

The UK’s beaches will see an increase in the number of lifeguards this summer as people visit the coast despite the risk of Covid-19.

Care home deaths drop but council chiefs still ‘seriously’ concerned

17/06/2020

Council chiefs welcome decrease in the number of Covid-related care home deaths but warn that it is ‘seriously concerning’ that the death rate remains so high.

Council chiefs call for devolution of skills investment

17/06/2020

Local authority leaders have said they will work with the Government to develop post-Covid economic recovery plans as figures reveal a fall in employment.

PM forced into U-turn on free school meals

16/06/2020

Council chiefs have welcomed the decision to provide a £120m voucher scheme to allow children from the poorest families get free school meals over the summer.

Local groups urge PM to support a ‘community-powered’ post-Covid recovery

16/06/2020

Over 100 organisations have called on the Government to support a community-powered economic recovery which they argue would help revive local areas.

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