Court reverses £400m sleep-in shift ruling

Court reverses £400m sleep-in shift ruling

Council leaders have welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling that social care providers will no longer be required to pay £400m in backpay to carers doing sleep-in shifts.

Nottinghamshire to develop formal case for unitary authority

Nottinghamshire County Council has agreed to develop a formal case for a new unitary authority, saying it could save up to £30m a year.

Nottinghamshire to develop formal case for unitary authority
Smart city tech for local challenges?

How do local authorities take advantage of ‘smart-city’ technology in an affordable and realistic way? Miguel Lira and Amy Barker investigate.

Building an inclusive economy in Kirklees

Neil McInroy and Cllr Shabir Pandor explain how Kirklees’ new approach to economic development in the borough is informing the council’s inclusive growth agenda.

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Marsh Industries has launched its latest innovation in domestic sewage treatment plant technology, the Marsh Ultra:Polylok L (UPL).

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