As we look ahead to the coming weeks, the Government’s phased approach to exiting lockdown means we can slowly begin to reset and re-build our lives, communities and economies, with many businesses and primary schools set to re-open from 1 June.
More than two and a half years after 72 people lost their lives, the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has started its second phase, looking at how the building came to be covered in flammable cladding during its refurbishment.
Now that we have a new government in place, it is absolutely vital that we get on with delivering on the key issues and opportunities for our communities
It has been heart-breaking to see people forced out of their homes by the extensive flooding across Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
It’s been two years since the last new devolution deal was agreed in England – so the promise, in the Queen’s Speech, of a White Paper on the subject is encouraging.
The Chancellor’s Spending Round has provided councils with much of the certainty they need about how they will be funded next year – as well as £3.5 billion for our vital local services.
With his premiership now well under way, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has some huge challenges ahead of him, not least Brexit.