A report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that over 20 per cent of UK business leaders believe their employees had been forced to reduce their hours as a result of the high costs of childcare.

Culture minster Matt Hancock has warned that councils ‘are choosing’ to make arts cuts.

Birmingham City Council is facing a budget overspend of £49 million, requiring further savings of £78 million to balance the 2017-18 budget.

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730 million of annual support on renewable electricity projects over this Parliament.

Despite concerns from county leaders, the government has reiterated its commitment to directly elected mayors, labelling them a ‘real red line’.

Three battalions of up to 1,200 soldiers have been put on 24-hour standby to help if England suffers flooding this winter.

A cap to reduce the cap on benefits from £26,000 a year to £20,000 a year in the UK has come into force.

Prime Minister Theresa May is due to tell the Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, that the Brexit timetable will not be delayed by the High Court’s Article 50 ruling.

MSPs have voted to increase the top four bands of council tax, E-H, which will come into effect from April 2017.

The High Court has ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50 without putting it to an MPs' vote in the House of Commons.

The LGA is urging the government to devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to councils.

Justice Secretary Liz Truss has announced that an extra 2,100 prison officers are to be recruited to ease staffing shortages in UK jails.

A report by the IPPR has unveiled a radical new plan to help the Mayor and government radically cut air pollution and boost Londoners health.

The government’s plans to cut the Education Services Grant is the equivalent to 'academisation by the back door’, the CNN has said.

Independent research, published by the NIESR economic think-tank, has highlighted the risks a hard Brexit will have on Scottish exports.

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