Dozens of leading businesses have become Northern Powerhouse partners in a major boost to the government’s ambitions.

A new report has said that improving SME access to finance outside of the South East is both a test and opportunity for the government.

The new wave of metro mayors should be granted ‘significant powers’ over planning and housing, a new report has argued.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that a new Living Wage rate of £8.45 an hour has been set in Scotland.

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council have approved the second stage Inter-Authority Agreement to develop the £150 million facility.

The Commons Justice Committee has said that more attention should be paid towards measures to prevent offenders aged 18-25 from reoffending.

21 organisations representing the solar industry have argued that the industry needs certainty to invest.

The government has approved the expansion of Heathrow airport, to include a third runway, in order to expand the UK’s airport capacity.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that ‘several hundred’ more children are due to arrive in Britain following the dismantlement of Calais’s ‘Jungle’ camp.

The government is set to review fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), machines which are common on high streets, and take a closer look at children’s access to gambling.

Financial experts have warned that the latest increase in public sector borrowing will make achieving a budget surplus even harder.

Businesses will now be able to benefit from grants up to £20,000 when switching their large trucks to electric vehicles.

Small businesses in Scotland are to share a £60 million expansion fund to target growth through innovation and investment.

Prime Minister Theresa May will offer the devolved administrations a new forum to allow them to help shape the UK's EU exit strategy.

The LGA is arguing that English councils should be freed from restrictions on the ability to borrow to fund new home building.

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