63 per cent funding cuts taking toll on services

London Councils has warned that an increasing number of local services are on the critical list because of growing demand and inadequate funding.

UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm to open

Clayhill solar farm and energy storage facility in Bedfordshire will be the first in the UK to be built and operated without government subsidy.

Analysis highlights managerial gender pay gap

New research has found that females in managerial positions in the UK earn nearly £12,000 less on average than their male counterparts.

Welsh councils urge for an end to cuts

The Welsh Local Government Association and Wales Public Services 2025 have called for an end to the ‘relentless cuts to public services’.

Respect for Social Work campaign launched

Two leading social care associations have launched a campaign to stem the damaging levels of stress within the sector and halt a staff exodus.

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.

Government announces review into cycle safety

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has launched an urgent review into cycle safety, in light of a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.

Circular waste could reduce London's waste by 60 per cent

The London Assembly Environment Committee says London could reduce 60 per cent of its waste by 2041 by adopting a circular model for its waste.

Government focus on demand heightening housing crisis

The government’s focus on meeting market demand, rather than prioritise genuine local housing needs, is ‘perpetuating’ the housing crisis.

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.

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.

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry to open

The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, will begin on 14 September.

2017 General Election cost over £140m

The Cabinet Office has revealed that June's snap General Election cost taxpayers more than £140 million.

Police and prison officers to receive pay awards

The government has confirmed police and prison officers will receive pay rises from this year.

Commons vote success for EU repeal bill

MPs in the House of Commons have backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 in the first Parliamentary vote on the Brexit legislation.

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