DCMS welcomes response to cyber security apprenticeship sche

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced almost 1,250 people have applied for 23 cyber security apprentice roles in three-week application period.

PAC backs full decant of Westminster during refurb

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has supported a full decant of the Palace of Westminster while major works are undertaken as ‘the most economical, effective and efficient choice’.

Hammond defends Budget tax rise

Philip Hammond has said that the government will continue with its plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed.

Ambitious Midlands Engine Strategy launched

The government has published its Midlands Engine Strategy to help the region become a powerful engine for economic growth.

Rising rents push vulnerable out of housing market

The UK’s most vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the private rental market as a result of rising rents and benefit cuts.

CCS launches new Courier Services framework

A new Courier Services framework will provide public sector customers with a quicker and easier route for buying courier services.

Business rates boost and tax promise turn-around

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, including support for business rates and a tax hike for the self-employed.

Further London devolution announced in budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his Budget, revealing that a further devolution deal agreed with Sadiq Khan.

Surrey Council government tax deal recording leaked

The BBC has obtained a leaked recording of David Hodge, leader of Surrey Council, saying he struck a deal with the government before scrapping a 15 per cent council tax hike.

Lack of diversity among Wales’ council leaders, report highlights

A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has shown that Wales remains a country where ‘major decisions, including those in local government, are being taken by people not reflective of the country’s diversity’.

EA begins £3.8m Totnes flood scheme

The Environment Agency (EA) has started work on a £3.8million scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to over 400 homes and businesses in Totnes.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that vocational and technical education in England will receive an extra £500 million per year in a bid to train more skilled workers and boost the economy.

CCS supports public sector save on water bills

A new water framework agreement will enable public sector organisations to choose which company supplies their water services.

11 regions bid for UK City of Culture 2021

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed that eleven areas have registered bids to be UK City of Culture 2021.

MPs press for Nature report to be published

The Environment Audit Committee has called on the government to publish its long-delayed 25-year plan for improving nature in England, in a letter to Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom.

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