Spending Review: Treasury will need to find £5bn to ease austerity, says IFS

New analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has found that the Treasury will need to find an extra £5bn by 2023-24 to spare further cuts to public services.

One in three NHS patients exposed to 'dirty air' while visiting GP

Air pollution data monitoring levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) outside GP practices in the UK show nearly one in three NHS patients are attendi

Integrated Communities Action Plan aims to 'heal divides'

Measures include boosting English language skills and supporting migrants to develop a good understanding of life in England.

Planning system 'not working well' says NAO report

Government "needs to take this much more seriously if they are to meet their ambition of 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s"

Glasgow Council remortgage deal will finance equal pay claims

Deal agreed by councillors will transfer ownership of venues to City Property Glasgow Investments LLP

Dr Jo Farrar to head up HM Prison and Probation Service

The Director General for Local Government and Public Services at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will leave the post after being appointed as the next Chief Executive of HM Prison and Probation Service.

Plans to tackle illegal traveller sites outlined

Draft measures aimed at making it easier for officers to intervene and remove travellers from land they should not be on have been announced by the

Funding framework for public sector construction projects launched

Crown Commercial Service designed framework aims to provide customers and suppliers with long-term projects assurances

CIH research highlights ffordable rent 'crisis'

Analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has revealed that more than 165,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just six years.

Key Cities Group calls for support to boost post-Brexit economy

Report sets out the additional powers cities need as part of a new post-Brexit settlement to deliver stronger economic growth

Children’s Commissioner calls for home education register

The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield is calling for a compulsory home education register after raising concerns about the increasing number of children who are being educated at home.

Projects include green ‘pollution barriers’ for schools, plus new green spaces for housing estates, community gardens to help improve mental health and wildlife habitats in parks.  

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