These floods are the latest demonstration of an unavoidable fact: many parts of the north of England are highly vulnerable to flooding. In recent years, parts of the north of England have seen several significant flooding events that have had major effects on people’s lives and the North’s economy.
This is the third in a series of Natural Assets North briefings. It considers the increasing risks posed by flooding to the Northern economy, which are being exacerbated by climate change and historical decisions about development and land use.
Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisisAt a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.