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.

The government’s drive on apprenticeships is ‘failing to deliver for young people’, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

The 2003 Licensing Act is commonly interpreted to the advantage of the licensed trade, causing ‘significant problems’ for councils, according to a report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS).

The Local Government Obudsman (LGO) has published a report outlining that delays in processing the Disabled Facilities Grants has left disabled people in unsuitable homes for too long.

New research by the London School of Economics has found that The Housing Bill could push numerous social housing tenants away from the capital, resulting in a recruitment crisis in the care sector.

Ian Duncan Smith has resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary after condemning cuts disability benefits announced in the 2016 Budget.

Research conducted by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has found that 1.7 million people will earn less than the new National Living Wage when it is instated in April.

The Auditor General for Wales has commended improvements in the delivery of end of year accounts, but warns that improvements are needed in the financial management of Welsh councils.

Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget has been described as ‘smoke and mirrors’ that can only ‘further damage public services’ by Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to issue a ban on junk food advertising near schools, nurseries and children’s centres, in a bid to tackle child obesity.

Official figures for the Department for Work and Pensions have found that more people are in work than ever before.

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