Reforms to "strengthen democracy" in Wales were passed into law yesterday (24 June) with the Senedd Cymru Act gaining Royal Assent.

The IFS said the UK's main political parties must be clearer in their pledges to tax and spending.

The Scottish government said that they spent £50 billion on public services to help tackle child poverty, reduce carbon emissions, support the NHS and secure pay deals according to newly published figures.

Research shows that if demand and above-inflation cost pressures continue to grow in line with recent history, councils could be forced to cut back some areas of service provision. 

Early Years Minister Jayne Bryant has welcomed guidance aimed at creating an anti-racist culture in childcare settings in Wales.

The LGA will hold its Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Harrogate Convention Centre between 22-24 October.

Schools could have an extra £36,000 each on average to spend on their buildings if the Department for Education (DfE) had reallocated last year’s unspent capital budget, according to new analysis by the School Cuts coalition.

A five-year public health campaign to build a healthier food environment and protect children’s health has been launched in Northern Ireland.

Local authorities are facing a shortfall of almost £1 billion in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) budgets this year.

The mass closure of council-run centres, and the loss of specialist staff, have left many vulnerable families unable to access vital early-years support.

Only 450 of the recorded 19,456 on-street charge points in the UK have been adapted specifically for the considerations of disabled drivers.

Chief executives from councils across the country are set to benefit from a first-of-its-kind development programme.


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The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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