Public sector redundancy will be capped at £95,000 as part of plans to ‘modernise’ public sector pay offs.

The closure of local library services due to funding cuts could be breaking statuary duties, enshrined in legislation dating back to 1850, according to trade union Unite.

The government has announced new support for people looking to build their own home, in the form of new registers to help them find plots.

A new report published by the Law Commissions of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has criticised the UK’s electoral law as out-of-date and calls for regulations to be replaced with more modern and rational legal framework.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK is set to invest an extra £1.2 billion of aid to Syria to help fund education, create jobs and further humanitarian protection.

A number of MPs have criticised councils for not consulting the public enough about its devolution plans, and have called upon local authorities to operate with better transparency with regard to their new powers.

According to research by the Campaign for Better Transport, cuts to council budgets could result in a reduction to subsidies for rural bus routes.

Plans are in place to give control of Sunday trading laws over to councils, allowing them to prioritise high streets and city centres.

Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton has announced that the first ever Mayor of Greater Manchester is due to be elected on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Think tank Policy Exchange (PX) has called on the government to prioritise home energy efficiency as a key infrastructure priority in order to reduce fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions

The Local Government Association (LGA) has criticised the government for failing to inform councils on how much funding they can expect to receive, allowing them little time to strategise budget plans for vital public health services.

Plymouth City Council has introduced a number of parking spaces designed specifically for people caring for those with dementia.

Research commissioned by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) found that despite the modest economic growth, employers unable to find people with appropriate skills or knowledge has risen by 130 per cent.

GMB has warned Wandsworth and Richmond councils that its move to issue statutory notices threatening to make 3,578 council staff redundant will only alienate workers.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for transitional support for councils in light of recent funding changes.

Ministers have called upon the construction industry to remove barriers and work to get more young people to consider a career in construction.

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