Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget has been described as ‘smoke and mirrors’ that can only ‘further damage public services’ by Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA.

Official figures for the Department for Work and Pensions have found that more people are in work than ever before.

The north of England requires ’significant investment’ to improve transport links and support economic growth according to a new report from the National Infrastructure Commission.

According to research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), investment in affordable renting will fall to its lowest level since the Second World War.

According to a survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), councils outside of London are considering increasing council tax by an average of 3.6 per cent.

According to an AA survey, 39 per cent of drivers have had their vehicles damaged by potholes over the last two years.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that since the launch of the Help to Buy scheme, over 150,000 people have been supported in becoming home owners.

MPs have rejected proposed changes to Sunday trading laws that would allow shops to open for longer than six hours.

Over 100 council leaders in England have backed the government’s plans to devolve powers regarding Sunday trading hours, enabling councillors to decide the opening hours of their area.

The government needs to better support the UK’s fastest growing and strongest performing cities, according to a new report from Centre for Cities.

The Houses of Parliament are a ‘fire risk’ and could face a destructive loss of power without a full refurbishment, according to a BBC report.

There is significant disparity in growth between northern and southern cities despite increased investment to develop a Northern Powerhouse, a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has warned.

Environmental law firm Client Earth has warned the UK government that if it does not drastically reduce air pollution it could face renewed legal action.

Ministers have ruled out the proposals to impose charges in submitting Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, after a review of the system was launched to examine whether ‘sensitive information’ was being 'inadequately protected’.

A survey conducted by ComRes has found that the majority of local people feel they should be more involved in the devolution process and have mixed feelings about which powers should be devolved.


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