Liverpool City Council has announced new regulations which mean foster carers working directly under the authority will be exempt from paying council tax.

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that 90 per cent of job centres will offer the benefit of Universal Credit, helping people to work faster and earn more.

John Cridland, chairman of Transport for the North, has said there is no guarantee that investing billions into the Northern Powerhouse project will help the North of England, the BBC has reported.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said the housing market is ‘turning around’ after a decade of decline.

GMB Scotland has demanded that Scottish Parliament end the eight year council tax freeze, which it argues has cost council’s £484 million.

A £50 million project has been launched to tackle youth unemployment in the West Midlands, with the aim of getting 16,000 young people into work.

New proposals to speed up housebuilding will enable local governments to process planning applications and fast track application services.

Zoe Billingham, HM Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC), has cautioned that police forces are slowly regressing to an old model of policing, where they are becoming ‘isolated from communities’.

A new survey conducted by The MJ has found that 82 per cent of councils are considering implementing additional charges for services and increasing council tax, in order to balance their books.

Research conducted by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has found only 45 per cent of nurseries will be increasing the number of free places on offer, due to funding fears.

Glasgow is set to create a new £46 million drainage system, which is expected to help unlock the development of 22,000 new homes across the region.

The UK’s employment rate has hit a record high, rising to 74.1 per cent.

Local authorities across England have predicted they will generate a record-breaking £23.5 billion income from business rates next year, as the dev

Starter homes could be out of reach fro the majority of families in England, according to new analysis from the Local Government Association (LGA).

Fire and rescue services could be at risk due to further cuts to funding, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned.

47 per cent of public sector workers doubt the management skills of their leadership teams, according to a new report.

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