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Government releases £4m fund for Bradford Clean Air Zone

19.02.20: Bradford Council is set to benefit from a £4m funding pot from government to tackle poor air quality in the district. Yesterday (Feb 18) saw the launch of a public consultation on the proposed Clean Air Zone in Bradford, inviting resi...

Councils to receive share of over £16m for domestic abuse services

17.02.20: The government has announced today (Feb 17) a £16.6m funding package to support 75 domestic abuse support projects across England. Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick has confirmed that councils across the country will be given a helpin...

Local digital adult social care projects awarded £4.5m

12.02.20: Sixteen organisations across England have been awarded a share of £4.5m to invest into digital adult social care projects. The organisations, including 13 local authorities and three charitable trusts are set to receive their share, o...

Organisations to plant 50,000 trees following £10m funding

10.02.20: The first round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has awarded £10m to thirteen projects in communities across England. The £10m scheme, launched in May 2019, will see 130,000 trees planted by 2021, It comes in a bid to improve he...

Sheffield City Region to receive £2.5m fund for walking and cycling

10.02.20: Sheffield City Region will receive an extra £2.5m from the Government to promote active travel in the area. Walking and cycling schemes, including new cycle training, e-bike loans and walking groups for people with disabilities will b...

Newcastle City Council named the UK’s top LGBT employer

31.01.20: Newcastle City Council has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK on Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list. They have also received special commendation as a top trans-inclusive employer. Other local government bodies also made...

£7m government investment in youth projects

30.01.20: Urgent needs in the youth sector are set to be addressed by the Youth Accelerator Fund. The fund will also allow further development for projects ran by Sport England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and British Film Institu...

£112m rough sleeping fund announced for councils

28.01.20: Government has announced £112m in funding for councils to support rough sleepers into accommodation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has today (Jan 28) set aside a £112m Rough Sleeping Initiative fund...

£2.4m funding to encourage schools to open up sports facilities all year round

27.01.20: Following the national drive to inspire 60 minutes of physical activity per day across the week, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced yesterday (Jan 26) a total of £2.4m in funding for better sports activities and teaching, p...

More than £1.1bn in funding for the policing system

22.01.20: The government has today (Jan 22) announced the largest influx of funding for the police system in a decade. The amount of funding presented to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 bn, totalling £...

Longer prison time for serious violent and sexual offenders

22.01.20: Today (Jan 22) legislation was brought before Parliament to end the automatic half-way release for offenders sentenced for crimes such as rape, manslaughter and GBH. Two separate Statutory Instruments are being debated, the Release of Priso...

High-tech support for pupils with special educational needs

22.01.20: Trials for new innovative technology to aid disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in the world. Universities, science, research and innovation Minister Chris Skidmore spoke to...

Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16.01.20: Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy, the draft Birmingham Transport Plan, covers a set...

New autism hub opens in South Tyneside

14.01.20: South Tyneside Council is today (Jan 14) celebrating the opening of a brand-new autism hub in South Shields, aimed at better supporting local people with autism and their families. The new centre, based on Gordon Street in South Shields, wi...

£1.9m support increase for Greater Manchester apprenticeships

14.01.20: Small businesses across Greater Manchester have benefitted from boosts in apprenticeship opportunities thanks to a £1.9m support package. Since March 2019, when the #SeeDifferent Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Apprentice Support pac...

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West Lothian Council allocates £100m to housing stock

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Government releases £4m fund for Bradford Clean Air Zone

19/02/2020Government releases £4m fund for Bradford Clean Air Zone

Bradford Council is set to benefit from a £4m funding pot from government to tackle poor air quality in the district. Yesterday (Feb 1... more >
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West Lothian Council allocates £100m to housing stock

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Government releases £4m fund for Bradford Clean Air Zone

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Bradford Council is set to benefit from a £4m funding pot from government to tackle poor air quality in the district. Yesterday (Feb 18) saw the launch of a public consultation on the ... more >

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

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