East Ayrshire Council has unveiled a £131 million programme to build 604 new homes and refurbish hundreds of others as part of a scheme to provide ‘sustainable and quality homes’ for nearly 13,000 tenants.

New budget plans for Stoke-on-Trent City Council will threaten 200 jobs and could mean raising council tax by three per cent to pay for extra social care

The Scottish Borders Council has approved plans which could see nearly 1,200 affordable homes built in the region by 2022.

A group of MPs have raised issue with a decision by HM Revenue and Customs and contractor Concentrix which involved plunging tax credit claimants into ‘humiliating hardship and debt’.

Housing charity Shelter has released analysis showing more than a quarter of a million people are homeless in England.

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.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.