Over 2,000 council staff earn more than £100,000

New figures have revealed that at least 2,314 council employees received total remuneration in excess of £100,000 in 2015-16.

Social care system seeing 900 workers quit daily

New figures reveal that over 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, representing a collapse in the system.

Third unaware of broadband price increases

Broadband prices rise by an average 43 per cent when fixed term deals end, with many customers unaware of the increase in cost.

Trade unions set to face £20,000 fines for breaking governance laws

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on new fines of up to £20,000 for trade unions who are breaking governance laws.

Bristol City Council to implement more cuts

Worker’s rights union Unison has claimed that Bristol City Council is set to make a further 828 job cuts in order to balance the books.

Success of parking fine appeals dependent on council, figures show

Data collated via a Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted by the Press Association has indicated that the chances of successfully challenging parking fines varies widely depending on where drivers get a ticket.

10 per cent of councils cut social care spending by a quarter

According to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) one in ten councils have cut their spending on social care by more than a quarter.

DWP announces support to aid workless families

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced new plans to help workless families break out of unemployment and disadvantage.

£2.4bn declared to boost England’s schools

The Department for Education has announced a £2.4 billion cash injection to help create 600,000 extra school places and improve or expand thousands of school buildings.

BEIS announces £290m boost for clean energy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited renewable energy developers to compete for £290 million worth of contracts to support the growth of clean energy in Britain.

Campaigners march against Bath and North East Somerset Council cuts

The Bath Deserves Better campaign group have marched against reductions to council budgets, including cuts to arts funding, Bathampton Meadows park and ride and library services.

Khan accuses government of lacking transparency over Heathrow expansion

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has accused the government of failing to provide answers on how Heathrow can be expanded without severe noise, air quality and road and rail impacts on London.

 DWP launches reformed illness support packages

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that the Personal Support Package aimed at helping people with health conditions will roll out from April, along with wider reforms to ensure a fair welfare system.

North East Lincolnshire Council purchases listed building for £1

North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) has reached an agreement with CPG Investments Ltd to purchase the listed Silo building at Victoria Mill for a nominal sum of £1 to bring the listed building into public ownership.

North Yorkshire CC libraries to run by community

21 libraries in North Yorkshire are set to be run directly by volunteers after the local authority’s library service has seen its budget cut from £7.8 million in 2010 to £4.3 million in 2017/18.

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