According to survey by Citizens Advice, three out of five people who have withdrawn money from their pension savings have not planned for how they will meet future care costs.

Bristol City Council has unveiled a plan which involves offering staff the option to take voluntary redundancy in a bid to generate around £29 million in savings.

52 per cent of small firms have been stung by unfair contract terms with suppliers, costing nearly £4 billion in the last three years.

Of those surveyed about the planned West of England devolution deal, only 55 per cent agreed that the plans would benefit the region.

The SLGP is threatening to take the Scottish government to court if ministers continue to freeze them out of funding talks.

A new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has stated that the planned more to the national living wage should be abandoned.

Theresa May has promised to pursue George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse plans, despite the former Chancellor not being in her cabinet office.

According to a report by the Wales Audit Office (WAO) Welsh councils have increased their financial reserves by £244 million between 2009-2014, despite cuts to their main source of income.

Aberdeen City Council has agreed plans to set up arms-length energy company, which will manage all the local authority’s energy-related activity.

According to a study by Prestige Nursing + Care, the annual cost of a care home for elderly people has risen to over £30,000 annually, increasing well above the rate of pensioner incomes.

Hampshire County Council has been fined £100,000 after social care files containing sensitive data about adults and children were discovered in a former council building.

Cornwall Council has warned that it could still lose out on ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ in the event of a Brexit, despite assurances.

HMRC has revealed that small businesses and the self-employed will be exempt from new plans to make tax reporting digital.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed that the government’s pledge to replace EU funding has fallen short of the full figure.

Councillors from Hull City Council have criticised the move to consider a new round of savings measures, claiming it would lead to ‘further cuts to services people rely on’.

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