Christopher Hammond, Membership Director and former leader of Southampton City Council, appointed new UK100 Chief Executive.

Founder and former Chief Executive, Polly Billington, has stepped down to campaign as the parliamentary candidate for the new seat of East Thanet.

Christopher Hammond calls for a “paradigm shift away from centralised decision-making”.

On ’Green Day’ we hoped to see a plan for Net Zero delivery that understands, as the Government’s Independent Mission Zero report did, that local authorities are the key to achieving Net Zero in the UK. Our hopes, however, have been dashed on the ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams.’ Today’s announcements fall far short of unlocking the ambition and ability within local government to go further and faster in delivering Net Zero.
UK100 writes to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities with recommendations for the National Planning Policy Framework to address the climate and ecological emergency, seize the economic opportunities that the transition to Net Zero presents and build communities and infrastructure resilient to the worst impacts of climate change.