The Resolution Foundation has published a report on the beneficial effects of Scotand’s new council tax reforms which are set to make England’s council tax system the ‘most regressive’ in the UK.

Communities secretary Gregg Clark has announced a significant programme involving the development of railway stations and surrounding land which is set to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs, in addition to boosting local growth.

The government’s new state pension is set to come into effect on Wednesday 6 April as part of a major package of reforms to tax, pensions and savin

A petition has been launched by Unison to compel parliamentary debate on plans to force local government pension funds to invest money in infrastructure projects.

The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLGC) has called on the government to explain how it will tackle local authorities which have delayed revealing their local plans.

Councillor Judith Blake of Leeds council has criticised the government’s delay in taking the necessary steps to reduce the risk of flooding in the region.

The government has announced that British steel companies will be able to compete on a level playing field for contracts across the public sector.

Greater Manchester is set to become the first English region to gain control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.

Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting crisis talks on the UK steel industry, in response to mounting pressure on ministers to ensure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks, following the news that its parent firm Tata Steel plans to sell the plant.

Enterprise Zones have attracted nearly 24,000 jobs in the four years since they were introduced, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The Department for Communities and Local Government has declared a new move to support 200,000 new homes for first time buyers under 40, as part of a pledge to build one million homes.

Over six million UK workers could be subject to pay cuts from April after the new flat-rate state pension comes into effect.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned the lack of accountability for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), claiming that they are ‘not as transparent to the public as we would expect’.

Money invested through the Coastal Communities Fund has protected or created around 18,000 jobs in seaside towns across the UK, according to new government analysis.

MPs have approved the Budget after Chancellor George Osborne was forced to abandon the proposed cuts to disability benefits.

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