Corbyn to challenge public sector pay cap

The Labour Party will table an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the one per cent public sector pay cap to end.

Council homes sold at triple rate of building

Council homes are being sold off almost three times faster than local authorities can replace them.

Senior politicians urge for lower voting age

A number of senior politicians have called for the voting age to be lowered to 16 after the surge in the youth vote at the General Election.

Fire safety assessment system ‘pointless’

Professor Arnold Dix has said that the current system to assess fire safety of high-rise buildings in the UK is ‘pointless’.

Homeless families rises by 17 per cent

The number of families finding themselves homeless over the past year has risen by nearly a fifth on five years ago.

Gloucester to run property portfolio to raise funds

Gloucester City Council will set up a Property Investment Board to make decisions on buying and selling properties to raise council funds.

Utility companies support for Grenfell victims

A number of utility companies have announced a package of support for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, alongside government funding.

Surrey recycling centre plans to save £2 million-a-year

Surrey County Council has launched a consultation on proposals to save up to £2 million-a-year from community recycling centres.

Cladding in Camden to be removed

Camden Council will remove cladding from five of its blocks, after reviewing fire safety on its buildings after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Public sector can do more to reduce emissions

A leading lighting organisation has said that the public sector can do more to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Help to Buy schemes help over 285,000 people

New Help to Buy statistics show that over 285,000 completions have taken place using one or more of the government’s Help to Buy schemes.

Local gov needs data system refresh within 18 months

New research reveals that local authorities are unable to store and analyse data effectively and will need a refresh within the next 18 months.

Kensington council boss resigns over Grenfell incident

Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, has resigned following the Grenfell Tower fire.

The mental health system is ‘failing young people’, report shows

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are unable to adequately support young people who need specialist support.

Heightened terror could put police ‘at risk’

Met Police say policing could be at ‘significant’ risk as funding is promised for counter terrorism policing.

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