Record number of businesses underpaying workers, official figures show

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a list naming 360 businesses who have underpaid 15,520 workers a total of £995,233.

Social care system running on ‘borrowed time’, Age UK warns

A new report from Age UK has concluded that the UK is living on borrowed time to save the social care system for older people.

Government announces £40m to tackle child trafficking

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a £40 million package of government measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders.

London car drivers cause most pollution per commuter

A study conducted by the University of Surrey has found that car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, but are least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM), when compared with those taking public transport.

BBC analysis reveals Help to Buy’s impact

Analysis by BBC News has shown that one in three new build properties outside London were bought through the Help to Buy scheme.

Warrington Borough Council’s executive board has approved plans for a devolution deal with Cheshire, with a final decision due in July.

Employment rate reaches new high

The current employment rate is 74.6 per cent – the highest employment rate since records began in 1971.

MPs cast doubt over grammars ability for social mobility

The Education Select Committee has published a report outlining that the government has not made an adequate case for opening a new wave of grammar schools, including its claim that the schools could further social mobility.

NCSC to open in London

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a facility targeted at protecting the UK against cyber-attacks and overseen by parent body GCHQ, is set to be opened in London by HM the Queen.

Pensioners incomes exceeds working families

Research has revealed that pensioners in the UK are now an average of £20 a week better off than working households.

‘Cocktail of risks’ facing environment post-Brexit

A new report has highlighted a period of ‘profound uncertainty’ for the UK environment as the UK leaves the EU.

‘Profound culture change’ needed in UK prisons

A new report argues that prisons in England and Wales need a ‘profound culture change’ so that inmate safety is prioritised further.

A bid to merge all council services in Dorset under the control of two new authorities has moved a step closer.

There must be a radical change in workforce strategy if the UK is to attract necessary numbers of social care workers post-Brexit.

Elizabeth Truss has announced that a new frontline service focused on reforming offenders and cutting crime will launch in April 2017.

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