According to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Halogen Employee Outlook, two-thirds of public sector employees were satisfied with their jobs, the highest level since autumn 2012.

Ten libraries in Swindon are set to close unless community groups volunteer to take them over, Swindon Council has warned.

Newcastle City Council is reconsidering a move to axe shift allowances, cutting some staff pay by more than £3,800 per year.

Concerns over job safety have been raised after Redcar and Cleveland Council unveiled plans to save around £26 million over the next three years, putting 100 jobs at risk.

In its latest report, Nesta has called on the government to ringfence £4 million to enable data scientists to sift councils’ ‘data goldmines’.

The Howard League for Penal Reform has raised concern over the rise of suicides taking place in prisons in England and Wales.

Coventry City Council has supported a bid from Jaguar Land Rover calling on the government to back plans to build electric vehicles (EVs) in the area.

A LocalGov survey conducted in partnership with Morgan Sindall has revealed that seven out of 10 councils use the Social Value Act when commissioning or procuring services.

Reading Borough Council is to approve an additional £10.5 million in efficiency savings in a bid to fill a £42 million funding gap.

Birmingham City Council's children's services have been rated as ‘inadequate’, marking no change in rating since 2008.

Glasgow City Council has announced plans to have 50,000 new jobs and an additional 1000 new businesses by 2023.

Worcester City Council has announced that it will move to a committee-based system, after members backed the motion at a full council meeting.

A new report has discovered that 52 per cent of British adults believe that abuse and neglect in care homes for the elderly is common.

The Bus Services Bill has been hampered by the ‘government’s failure to publish key secondary legislation and guidance’.

Northampton Borough Council has apologised over its handling of a loan to Northampton Town Football Club, after a report by its internal auditor Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), described the council’s management as ‘inadequate’.


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