According to research conducted by the Independent Age (IA) and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), the adult social care sector in England faces a staff gap of 200,000 due to restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract British employees.

The West Midlands has won a devolution deal, receiving £1.2 billion in spending power from the government which it will use over the next 30 years.

Research conducted by iGov has found that 39 per cent of local authorities are seriously considering investing in e-invoicing within the next year.

Health bosses have been counselled to show ‘restraint’ when managing senior management pay, after new research has revealed more than 50,0000 employees receive over £100,000 in pay in 2013/14.

Chancellor George Osborne will review the wages of senior council staff, after an investigation found that nearly 3,500 earned more than £100,000 in 2013-14.

The government has announced £1.5 million funding to convert unused areas into small green spaces, known as ‘pocket parks’.

Four government departments have agreed to reduce their spending by an average of 30 per cent over the next four years.

Islington Council has announced plans to ensure that all charities or voluntary groups it helps fund to pay their employees a Living Wage.

A report published by The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has counselled that further integration of health and social care services will require ‘significant’ investment and cannot be relied upon to make savings in the short term.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that a 40 per cent reduction in local government funding will result in a £10.5 billion blow to local services.

Care funding is a postcode lottery, with local authorities in the south paying more than those in the north for long-term care, according to a research conducted by Which?

Lack of financial support and guidance from the government is preventing local councils from administering necessary 20mph limits, according to a new report.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has advised that £80 billion could be unravelled if the government listens and actualises the ambitions of towns, cities and counties.

A survey conducted by the District Councils’ Network (DCN), has found that 78 per cent of districts said a squeeze on infrastructure investment was hindering growth.

The government has reached an agreement with the BBC that the corporation will take on the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s. This will be phased in from 2018/19 with the BBC taking on the full costs from 2020/21.

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