Culture change needed in local government

The Communities and Local Government Committee has stated that a 'culture change' is needed within local authorities.

Council funding to be halved over next two years

The Local Government Association has warned that councils in England will see core central government funding cut in half over the next two years.

North of the Tyne devolution details released

Ministers have revealed details of the North of Tyne devolution deal which will see the region benefit from £600 million of new government investment.

New details released on Legal Services Marketplace

CCS has released further details about the new Legal Services Marketplace, expected be awarded in 2018 and estimated to be worth £650 million.

Pay cap reduces spending by £8.5bn this year

New analysis by the TUC union has revealed that the public sector pay cap has reduced spending power in England by £8.5 billion this year.

Government cuts hit the north hardest

New government figures on public spending have revealed that the north of England has seen the biggest cuts in spending over the past five years.

Government to introduce Draft Tenant Fees Bill

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that a new draft Tenant Fees Bill will be introduced to Parliament to ban letting fees.

Hague warns of ‘divisive’ second Brexit referendum

William Hague has warned that holding another Brexit referendum would be ‘divisive’ and encourage ‘hate-filled’ campaigns.

Government urged to tackle regional imbalances

The Industrial Strategy Commission has urged the government to commit to a universal basic infrastructure and tackle Britain’s regional imbalances.

Mayors call for further city-region devolution

Britain’s seven regional and city-wide Mayors are to urge the government to significantly increase the pace and scale of city-region devolution.

Natural flood management benefits highlighted

The Environment Agency has published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk.

Troubled public services costing government £10bn

The government is spending over £10 billion over five years just to keep troubled public services going, despite not solving the issues.

UK faces elderly homelessness ‘time bomb’

The LGA has warned that the UK is facing a ‘ticking time bomb’ over rising numbers of homeless older people.

High satisfaction with electoral processes

The Electoral Commission has found that the public are satisfied with the way elections are run and are keen for further reform.

£557 million for new renewable energy projects

Up to £557 million for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

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