Lord Peter Hain, the former secretary of state for Wales, has said the plans to allow the devolution of income tax without a referendum is folly.

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that a new public body offering debt advice, money and pensions guidance is to be set up support consumers making financial decisions.

As part of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's front bench reshuffle, Diane Abbott has been appointed Shadow Home Secretary.

Despite positive progress in children’s social care in the region, the services at Sandwell Council are to be transferred to a trust.

The government has overruled Lancashire County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a fracking site.

The Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) has warned that alcohol is being sold at ‘pocket money’ prices across the UK, with underage drinkers most likely to consume cheap drinks.

Westminster Council has called on the government to issue a total ban on synthetic highs.

GOV.UK has launched a scheme to work with 19 local authorities to explore how a secure ID assurance system can be integrated into online services.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has cautioned that the UK is facing a ‘critical rental shortage’ and has called on the governme

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will begin the formal Brexit negotiation process by the end of March 2017.

MSPs are set to examine the payments received by election returning officers in Scotland following calls for reform of the system, which sees some highly-paid council chiefs collect extra substantial sums of payment.

In an interview with the BBC, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will focus on spending on new homes and transport, ahead of November’s Autumn Statement.

Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has said it was pointless to re-test recipients of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefit wage

North east devolution could be pursued again amid reports that three councils are seeking their own deal.

Tees Valley has received the transfer of £15 million of government money through the region’s ground-breaking devolution deal.

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