Derby City council has begun offering new social workers a £10,000 incentive, to be used towards a mortgage.

A report conducted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that the government’s plan to extend its Right to Buy policy lacks clarity.

A study published by the Children’s Society has warned that moves to restrict support given to migrant families could result in more children becoming homeless, putting them at further rise of exploitation and abuse.

Government minister James Wharton has told East Anglia officials they can take or leave the devolution deal that was singed before the budget.

New longer lorries pose a ‘significant road safety threat’ and should be restricted, the Campaign for Better Transport has warned.

Unison has announced that it will accept a two-year pay deal for local authority workers, following a meeting of local government representatives a

According to a new report by APSE and the New Policy Institute (NPI), councils could be unable to fund services such as parks, highways and refuse collection by 2020.

The government has invested £60 million in accelerating innovation across the Midlands Engine.

Local councilors and MPs have opposed plans for new elected mayors for three rural parts of England, claiming the move would be expensive and an unwanted extra tier of government.

The government is expected to review whether electronic voting in strike ballots should be allowed, as part of a series of changes to the Trade Union Bill.

The Commons environment committee has called for more ‘clean air zones’, targeting polluting vehicle drivers, to be established across cities in England.

275,000 houses are now planned for England’s Green Belt, despite government pledges to protect the countryside, a report says.

86 per cent of council maintained schools are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, compared to 82 per cent of academies

Local government secretary Greg Clark has praised Portsmouth’s growth, despite suffering cuts to its council’s funding pot.

The County Councils Network (CCN) has cautioned that the government’s academisation plans are being pursued with ‘undue haste’ and could pose a significant risk to schools.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has recommended that restaurants should offer free tap water to families which eat out instead of waiting fo

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Taking place on 18-19 May 2016, FLOODEX is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management sector looking at flood defence, prevention, mitigation and drainage.

 With flooding in Britain forecast to increase and predictions of an escalation of flood instances, it's clear that Britain faces a major problem and a need to identify the most effective solutions.
 

IFSEC International, Europe's largest security exhibition, welcomes over 27,000 global security professionals to ExCeL London to explore the latest innovations and hear from the best in the industry, all under one roof over three days.

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