West Midlands urges for winter fund release

West Midlands council leaders have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.

Apprenticeship framework for civil service

A new Crown Commercial Service framework will invest more than £360 million in developing the next generation of public servants.

New Birmingham gov hub showcases Midlands growth

Thousands of public servants in the West Midlands are to move to a new building in central Birmingham.

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The majority of NHS organisations and local authorities do not believe that full joint working towards STPs will be achieved in the next five years.

Wakefield saves £200,000 on print services

Wakefield Council has saved more than £200,000 on its print requirements through CCS’s Wider Public Sector Print Services framework.

£2 million LED lighting contract for Windsor

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has awarded a £2 million contract for low-energy LED street lights to Zeta Specialist Lighting.

£22.8 million for community development

The government has awarded £22.8 million to help communities develop plans to give them a real say in the development of their area.

Social workers reveal extent of social care problems

A new survey by Community Care Magazine has revealed just how threadbare the social care safety net in England has become.

Millennials spending triple on housing than grandparents

David Willetts has revealed that millennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents generation.

Neighbourhood Networks set for funding boost in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board is set to agree multi-million pound funding to expand the works of the city’s Neighbourhood Networks.

Pay cap lifting will benefit public sector recruitment

New research has warned that the struggle to recruit and retain staff in public services will continue, unless the pay cap is lifted.

DCLG addresses local housing need

Sajid Javid has announced a new approach to address how many homes each local area needs and how many they will need in future years.

Green space designs to change Leeds cityscape

New £1.9 million design proposals show the planned redevelopment for one of the key gateway areas of Leeds.

New framework to supply government furniture

A new CCS framework will see SMEs play a key part in supplying furniture for the government’s network of efficient, regional office spaces.

Councils warn of service concerns

New research shows that councils are expressing concern over not being able to maintain high service quality amid increasing budget cuts.

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