The Home Affairs Committee has warned the government that there could be a spike in UK migration ahead of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Following a weekend of major disruption for cross-Channel travellers, the government has been urged to invest more in road infrastructure in Dover.

16 of Scotland’s 32 councils have signed up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter, aiming to create a more consistent approach to recycling.

The Tax Payers Alliance (TPA) is urging the government to abolish the ‘unfair’ stamp duty, as it is preventing people buying their own home.

Thirteen winners will receive a share of the government’s £30 million low emission bus fund to add 326 new buses to their fleets.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given extra powers to reject betting shop applications.

Reform Scotland has called for councils to be given a greater role in Scottish policing, in order to increase local accountability.

The government has passed a new law which means all local authorities must ensure that staff dealing with the public can speak fluent English.

Trade union Unison has launched a petition to debate the proposal to pool local government pension funds in order to invest in infrastructure.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on high street coffee chains to go further in developing recyclable paper cups and to work with councils to produce a system for collecting and recycling empty cartons.

In a report, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has said there is currently no useable legal definition of extremism.

Calderdale Council has introduced a 24-hour instant messaging (IM) service for customers.

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