Pickles' Waste policy criticised by Lord Deben

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A former Conservative Environment Secretary has accused Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles of ignoring common sense over weekly household collections and disregarding his responsibility towards tackling climate change.

Devolution decision could sway young voters

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A national poll commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that a proportion of voters aged 18-24 would be encouraged to vote if a promise that the new government would devolve powers from MPs in Westminster to local areas is made.

Job jump for public sector

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A survey undertaken by Manpower Employment Outlook has revealed a surprising leap in public sector job optimism, with public sector hiring set to outpace the private sector.