Grenfell Tower fire inquiry to open

The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, will begin on 14 September.

Local gov services to start using GOV.UK Pay

GDS is to start offering GOV.UK Pay to local government, helping local authorities to access the secure online payment service.

Police and prison officers to receive pay awards

The government has confirmed police and prison officers will receive pay rises from this year.

Public sector set to hire at fastest pace since 2015

ManpowerGroup has claimed that public sector employers are preparing to hire at the fastest pace since 2015.

Essex launches teacher recruitment campaign

Essex County Council has seen its first cohort of 40 ex-teachers successfully complete the Return to Teaching programme.

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West Sussex County Council is appealing for people to help give a local child a temporary home in a bid to recruit more foster carers.

Fire safety advice from Hertfordshire services

The fire and rescue services from Hertfordshire County Council are offering businesses safety advice as part of UK Business Safety Week 2017.

Hereford seeks more local involvement in children services

Herefordshire Council is set to consider the future use of its children’s centres as it seeks to meet new demand on services.

Southwark continues pledge on new council homes

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for hundreds of new council homes as part of a programme to build 11,000 in the borough.

West Midlands transport plan approved

The WMCA has approved a £3.4 billion transport blueprint to transform the city’s tram routes, new suburban rail lines, cycle routes and motorways.

Birmingham leader resigns over bins controversy

Birmingham council leader John Clancy has resigned following weeks of criticism over the authority’s handling of industrial action by refuse workers.

'Residential revolution' needed for ageing population

The LGA has said that specialist elderly homes will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years to match increasing demand.

Fears for breakfast clubs funding

Nearly half of teachers have warned that their breakfast club will close within three years as a result of low levels of funding.

Social care cuts considered in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council is reported to be planning a £5.5 million cut to adult social care services.

Leicester earmarks £2.5m for children’s services

£2.5 million is set to be invested in Leicestershire County Council’s children’s services to manage a rise in the number of children in care.

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