The government’s controversial Trade Union Bill has passed into law, despite accusations from unions that it posed a ’serious threat’ to industrial relations.

A new report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called on the government to improve its transparency regarding cost and performance data.

According to housing charity Shelter, the government’s Right to Buy extension is likely to cost the average council in England £26 million per year to fund.

A series of elections are taking place across the UK for the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly of Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and for 124 councils in London.

A two year pay deal for local government workers will now go ahead despite Unite refusing the approve the offer.

Charities have urged councils to call off bailiffs pursuing vulnerable residents for council tax debts.

All premises that sell food products should be forced to display their food hygiene rating on the door, the Local Government Association (LGA) has argued.

Research by City University London has said that the gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is widening, for the fi

According to analysis conducted by the BBC, in certain regions of England, fewer than 20 per cent of eligible voters took part in the recent local elections.

According to data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the number of empty homes is now at a record low.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that housing developers should be legally required to install anti-flood measures when constructing new homes.

A new partnership between Kier Living, Cheyne Capital and The Housing Growth Partnership has been launched to pool £1 billion in order to construct 10,000 new homes, in partnership with local authorities and housing associations.

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.

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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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