The Birmingham Mac has been hit by a 70 per cent cut to its council funding, as part of major reductions inflicted on the city's arts by its local authority.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has called on the government to make it a requirement for immigrants to learn English before coming to the UK, in a report into how the UK’s immigration system could more effectively promote integration.

Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to waive the rents of children's centres run by community groups for up to a year if they face closure.

The government's failure to develop ‘credible’ plans to improve child protection is leaving children ‘at risk of harm’, a report claims.

Major relationship support providers may not be sufficiently reaching families in or at risk of poverty, a new report claims.

More must be done to the address the imbalance in arts funding between London and the rest of the country, a report suggests.

If the government does not act urgently to halt drastic funding cuts, local authorities could see 340 public libraries close in the next five years

The Local Government Association has urged the government to reverse the planned £600 million funding cut to the the education services grant.

Local authorities are being urged to consider how they can best use libraries when delivering vital public services.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has called on MPs to support plans to ensure all children from poor backgrounds are automatically registered fro free school meals.

Birmingham City Council's children's services have been rated as ‘inadequate’, marking no change in rating since 2008.

County Durham Council has claimed that resolving a dispute over teaching assistants pay would cost millions of pounds and ‘hundreds of jobs’.

The £600 million reduction proposed to the Education Services Grant should be reversed, the LGA has argued.

Swindon Council has responded to an open Ofsted letter which criticised the ‘poor performance’ of the city’s schools, claiming it did not recognise the claims.

A report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that over 20 per cent of UK business leaders believe their employees had been forced to reduce their hours as a result of the high costs of childcare.

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