Under new plans announced by Nicky Morgan, minister for Women and Equalities, companies will be forced to reveal the number of men and women in each pay grade, revealing potential gender pay gaps.

A report conducted by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that many civil servants experience ‘hardship and distress’ when trying to access their pensions, after the MyCSP brought in changes.

The government’s actions to remove ‘unjustifiable barriers’ to people wishing to access their pension fund have been revealed by Harriet Baldwin, economic secretary to the Treasury.

Lord Heseltine has announced that a new panel will be introduced to examine how the layout of estates can be best used to deliver more quality homes for renting and buying.

The funding model the government intends to use to finance the Right to Buy model strategy has been criticised by the Commons Communities Committee (CCC), which maintains that plans to allow social tenants in England to buy their homes are ‘extremely questionable’.

The growing financial services sector in Yorkshire is set to be promoted to international investors, in a bid to promote economic growth outside of London.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that Chancellor George Osborne could be forced to raise taxes or increase cuts to public spending in order to achieve his set targets.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to overhaul the UK’s prison systems, including the construction of six new ‘reform prisons’.

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.

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

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

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.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is calling on Scotland’s political parties to put the reform of local government finance at the top of their policy agendas for May’s election.

Unison has warned that the government should not risk investing local government pension funds on government projects.

Employment Minister Priti Patel has launched a £2.5 billion European Social Fund (ESF) programme at Styal prison in Cheshire, aimed at helping to prepare female prisoners for the world of work.

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