Leeds’ Clean Air Zone Plans Suspended for the foreseeable future

19.08.20: Leeds City Council have today (August 19) announced that their plans for a Clean Air Zone within the city may not have to go ahead due to lower emissions during the lockdown period. The council puts the lower emissions down to fewer heavy g...

Apprenticeships on the rise across London boroughs

19.08.20: According to recent statistics by London Councils, apprenticeships directly created by London boroughs are up 14% on the previous  year. Between April 2019 and March 2020, London boroughs generated 3,693 apprenticeships, with 1,772 of...

Dorset LEP allocates £2.28m to improve local NHS services

19.08.20: Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is investing £2.28m of the Government’s Local Growth Deal funding into the creation of a new Histopathology Diagnostic Hub at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation T...

Colleges set to receive £200m in Funding

19.08.20: Over 180 colleges are set to receive a share of £200m, in order to repair and refurbish buildings and campuses. The funding makes up part of a larger £1.5bn package, to be given to further education institutes over the next five...

Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

18.08.20: The government has today (September 18) announced plans to scrap Public Health England in favour of a new organisation called The National Institute for Health Protection which will combine Public Health England, Test and Trace as well as the Jo...

UK climate change projects to receive £14m funding

18.08.20: The National Lottery Community Fund has announced the first 14 grants from the Climate Action Fund going to communities across the UK to tackle climate change. The fund aims to support community lead projects tackling climate change A...

Welsh Government announces a further £260m of Coronavirus support

18.08.20: Welsh Ministers have announced a further £260m of funding to help local councils cope with the extra pressures brought on by Covid-19. This takes the overall figure to over £1bn of extra funding being invested into local council...

£10m investment for UK’s distilleries to go green

17.08.20: The Government has announced £10m worth of funding for the distillery industry. The funding is aimed to help distilleries cut down on their emissions by focusing on low-carbon fuels such as hydrogen, biofuel and repurposed waste to po...

LGA: ‘Air pollution is a major public health issue’

17.08.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on Government to continue to support councils to invest in long-term measures in order to tackle the issue of air pollution, following analysis by the Office for National Statistics into links be...

Home Office provides £200,000 funding boost to GM charities

17.08.20: Eighteen charities across Greater Manchester aimed at preventing vulnerable young people getting involved in serious violence have been supported with a funding boost totalling £201,000 in Government grants. The emergency, one-off gra...

Government Awards NASP £5m Funding Boost

17.08.20: The National Academy of Social Prescribing has been awarded £5m funding by the Government. The funding is hoped to help tackle some of the social side-effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The £5m will be invested in...

Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

14.08.20: West Midlands council leaders and Mayor, Andy Street, are calling on the Government to grant additional devolved powers to the region to aid its local recovery efforts from the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders have submitted a proposal to Gove...

Calderdale Council approves £101m capital spending programme

14.08.20: Calderdale Council have approved a wide range of projects, from highways to schools and housing, as part of a £101m capital spending programme. The approved spending was a notable increase in cost from past budgets, with the council&r...

South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

14.08.20: Hundreds of homes and buildings, such as leisure centres and local council offices, across south Wales will receive low carbon energy from new heat work projects following an £8m funding boost announced by the UK Government. The fundi...

£150m of contracts announced for Redcar Steelworks demolition

13.08.20: Today (13 Aug) Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, has revealed a £150m programme of demolition work across the vast site, including the Redcar Blast Furnace and Coke Ovens, which could create up to 300 jobs. The programme is set to last...

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