New London Living Wage of £10.75 per hour

The Mayor of London has announced that the London Living Wage rate is to increase to £10.75 per hour.

Extra childcare support pledged by Labour and Lib Dems

Both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have pledged extra money to support the parents of young children.

1.5 million have an unmet need for social care

Approximately 1.5 million older people in England have an unmet need for social care, according to estimates from Age UK.

Billions needed to meet rising costs of adult social care

Councils will need billions in extra funding over the next Parliament if they are to meet the rising costs of providing adult social care.

Northamptonshire budget plans children’s service cuts

Northamptonshire County Council is planning to carry out a £4 million cut to its ‘failing’ children's services.

Manifesto for the North published as campaigning begins

Northern business and elected leaders have set out a bold new vision for the North of England.

Labour promises ‘irreversible shift’ in political decision making

John McDonnell is to promise an ‘irreversible shift in the centre of gravity in political decision making and investment’ from London to the North.

Food bank-reliant households live off £50 a week

Almost one in five using food banks have no money coming in at all in the month before being referred for emergency food.

Four-day week would cost public sector billions

Moving to a 32-hour week over the coming decade would cost the public sector alone £45 billion on current productivity levels.

Scottish social housing to be more energy efficient

People who rent their homes will get warmer and cheaper-to-heat housing as a result of major Scottish Government investment.

Poorest areas hit hardest by public health cuts

The IPPR has called for more investment in public health services to tackle health inequality and deliver NHS savings after finding cuts fall on poorest.

Tories fail to build any of pledged 200,000 starter homes

The NAO has revealed that a Conservative plan to create 200,000 new homes for first-time buyers has resulted in no homes being built.

Lib Dems pledge 'Remain bonus' for public services

Jo Swinson has said that stopping Brexit will deliver a £50 billion ‘Remain bonus’ for public services over the next five years.

Rising hardship behind families needing council support

A survey has suggested that a rise in family conflict and hardship is behind the current heightened pressures on child protection services.

Counties cannot be ignored in the General Election

Council leaders have warned that county areas cannot be ignored during the upcoming General Election in December.

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