Education select committee MPs have rejected the government’s plant to appoint Amanda Spielman as the next head of Ofsted, claiming they were concerned about her suitability for the job.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has raised concerns over the oversight of devolution deals in England, warning that plans for proper accountability are not yet in place.

The City of Edinburgh Council has approved a report on the Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region Deal.

850,000 new jobs could be available in the north of England because of the Northern Powerhouse devolution programme, review says.

The Transport Select Committee (TSC) has called on the government to scrap its plans to convert more hard shoulders into permanent driving lanes.

A new report has called on the government to set up a health and social care department to support greater integration.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned that the High Speed 2 (HS2) project is facing considerable cost and timing pressures, suggesting that the current timetable is ’unrealistic’.

Cornwall Council has called on the government to assure it that it will replace the funding it received from the EU with further investment.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the government has a ‘fundamental responsibility to bring our country together’, following Britain’s narrow majority vote to leave the EU.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has had to undertake a quick shadow cabinet reshuffle following mass resignations.

Centre for Cities has warned that British devolution faces a ‘standstill following the vote for the UK to leave the European Union.

Following the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU, council leaders have warned that the Local Government Pension Scheme could fall in value.

Welsh government figures have shown that Wales had an £86 million black hole of unpaid council tax, at the end of the financial year.

The UK has elected to leave the European Union, with 52 per cent of voters backing Vote Leave and 48 per cent voting Remain.

Sir Edward Lister has been appointed the new chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

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