Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, has said ministers are considering the move to admit 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children who have made it into Europe, as part of its response to the migrant crisis.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a consultation will be held on new measures to commit 2.3 per cent of vacancies in large public sector bodies to apprentices.

A large number of public sector workers will be affected by new strike thresholds proposed by the government, which will require the support of 40

An inquiry into ‘intergenerational fairness’ has been launched by the Work and Pensions Committee.

The plan was originally floated by civil service chief John Manzoni last year and Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has voiced support for the idea.

A third of major public sector projects due to be finished by the end of this Parliament may be ‘unachievable’, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).

Ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue services has been transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to the Home Office.

Analysis conducted by think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that implementing the new National Living Wage (NLW) will have ramifications in lower-paying areas.

The government has announced plans to directly commission the building of affordable homes on public land.

The government has pledged more than £40 million to rebuild and improve flood defences in the aftermath of Storm Eva.

Borrowing for the month of November 2015 was £14 billion, a £1.3 billion increase compared to the same time last year.

Financial aid for rooftop solar panels has been cut by 65 per cent, the government has announced.

The government has now resettled 1,000 Syrian refugees under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme, meeting it’s end of year target.

The UK unemployment rate fell to 5.2 per cent in the three months leading up to October, the lowest for nearly 10 years.

The UK’s inflation rate rose to 0.1 per cent in November, turning positive for the first time in four months.

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