The government’s new state pension is set to come into effect on Wednesday 6 April as part of a major package of reforms to tax, pensions and savin

A petition has been launched by Unison to compel parliamentary debate on plans to force local government pension funds to invest money in infrastructure projects.

The National Living Wage has come into force across Britain, raising the minimum wage to £7.20 for all workers aged over 25.

Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting crisis talks on the UK steel industry, in response to mounting pressure on ministers to ensure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks, following the news that its parent firm Tata Steel plans to sell the plant.

Darlington Borough Council is due to increase the rents of 237 homes with off-street parking.

Additional funding is needed to support social care from being pushed closer to ‘breaking point’, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Councils expect homelessness to increase and housing waiting lists lengthen, according to a survey published by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Over six million UK workers could be subject to pay cuts from April after the new flat-rate state pension comes into effect.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned the lack of accountability for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), claiming that they are ‘not as transparent to the public as we would expect’.

A revised local government counter fraud and corruption strategy has been launched to help councils tackle fraud in their areas.

Money invested through the Coastal Communities Fund has protected or created around 18,000 jobs in seaside towns across the UK, according to new government analysis.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has announced that charities supporting the flood victims will receive an £8.4 million boost.

MPs have approved the Budget after Chancellor George Osborne was forced to abandon the proposed cuts to disability benefits.

Pay negotiations for local government staff have stalled as Unison and Unite have both rejected the ‘final’ pay offer from council employers.

Lord Kerslake has labeled the implementation of devolution across the UK as 'piecemeal and incoherent’ in a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution.

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