Research commissioned by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) found that despite the modest economic growth, employers unable to find people with appropriate skills or knowledge has risen by 130 per cent.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is calling on Scotland’s political parties to put the reform of local government finance at the top of their policy agendas for May’s election.

Unison has warned that the government should not risk investing local government pension funds on government projects.

Employment Minister Priti Patel has launched a £2.5 billion European Social Fund (ESF) programme at Styal prison in Cheshire, aimed at helping to prepare female prisoners for the world of work.

Housing association tenants will be able to take their first step towards owning their own home, under the government’s plan to extend the Right to Buy scheme.

Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, has said ministers are considering the move to admit 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children who have made it into Europe, as part of its response to the migrant crisis.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a consultation will be held on new measures to commit 2.3 per cent of vacancies in large public sector bodies to apprentices.

A large number of public sector workers will be affected by new strike thresholds proposed by the government, which will require the support of 40

An inquiry into ‘intergenerational fairness’ has been launched by the Work and Pensions Committee.

The plan was originally floated by civil service chief John Manzoni last year and Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has voiced support for the idea.

A third of major public sector projects due to be finished by the end of this Parliament may be ‘unachievable’, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).

Ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue services has been transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to the Home Office.

Analysis conducted by think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that implementing the new National Living Wage (NLW) will have ramifications in lower-paying areas.

The government has announced plans to directly commission the building of affordable homes on public land.

The government has pledged more than £40 million to rebuild and improve flood defences in the aftermath of Storm Eva.

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