Public sector employees make up third of unpaid overtime

UK public sector employees make up 25 per cent of total employees but produce more than 39 per cent of all unpaid overtime.

Brighton sets £6m social care fund in new Budget

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced a 5.99 per cent council tax increase, to help invest £6 million for its adult social care services.

Rogue landlords should face £30,000 fines

The LGA has said that rogue landlords who commit housing offences should be fined a minimum of £30,000 by magistrates.

Leicestershire nears LED lighting project completion

Approximately 99 per cent of low and high level street lights in Leicestershire have been upgraded to energy savings LEDs.

Hampshire County Council proposes combined authority

Hampshire County Council has written to all 11 of its district council leaders proposing one combined authority across the whole of the region.

Stalling academy plans causing problems for councils

It is taking longer than expected to turn under-performing schools into academies, causing ‘considerable variation’ across the country.

Hospitals, prisons and Jobcentres to refer homeless

Prisons, Jobcentres and NHS trusts will be among the organisations that have a duty to help those at risk of becoming homeless.

New digital platform for Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council has chosen Jadu’s Continuum CXM platform to deliver a new digital platform for its residents and businesses.

Inadequate provision of education services in Sunderland

Further education and skills training at Sunderland City Council has been deemed inadequate, with Ofsted warning of ‘radicalisation’ risks.

Glasgow to consider free school meals for P4 students

Approximately 6,000 children in Glasgow could benefit from a plan to provide free school dinners for all children in Primary 4.

ClientEarth win High Court air pollution case

Activist lawyers from ClientEarth have won a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.

Why compassionate organisations are the way forward

Sarah Hughes, chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health, looks at mental health in the workplace and how to work towards long-term change

Recycling information available on app in Ealing

Residents in Ealing can now use a new app to quickly and easily access all manner of information about recycling in the borough.

UK unemployment increases for first time in two years

The ONS has revealed that the rate of unemployment rose from 4.3 per cent to 4.4 per cent for the three months to the end of December.

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