Four government departments have agreed to reduce their spending by an average of 30 per cent over the next four years.

According to Arts Council England, libraries have been promised £2.6 million in funding in a bid to provide better Wi-Fi to users.

Chancellor George Osborne has said he will listen to the concerns being raised regarding proposed changed to tax credits, after the House of Lords voted to delay the reforms.

Peers are set to vote on whether the government’s proposed cuts to tax credits should be delayed or removed completely in a showdown at the House of Lords.

Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged to reverse his opposition to a sugar tax after ministers published a secret official report on child obesity, suggesting that a levy of 10 to 20 per cent is needed to tackle the problem.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has signed a new contract with Kellog, Brown and Root (KBR), which is expected to save £4.8 million on office management through smarter purchasing.

Jeremy Corbyn has been appointed leader of the Labour Party on Saturday 12, securing nearly 59.5 per cent of first preference votes, beating rivals Andy Burnham (19 per cent), Yvette Cooper (17 per cent) and Liz Kendall (4.5 per cent).

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.