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Inequality is holding back the full growth potential of places, according to the results of the annual Vibrant Economy Index.
Over £600,000 has been awarded by the Government to eight schemes, including projects that train women to become leaders in their communities.
Mark Whitehead explains why the new gender pay gap figures reveal a somewhat more mixed picture of what is actually going on.
Campaigners are calling on the Government to enact legislation to force political parties to report their 'gender gap' when it comes to election candidates.
Why do some councils have a gender pay gap and how are they going to address it? Mark Whitehead investigates.
Local government leaders have pointed to the high proportion of women in in lower-paid part-time jobs as the main reason for the differences in average rates compared to men.
Men in local government earn on average 6% per hour more than women according to the latest data being collected by the Government.
Children should be placed at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, commissioner says as report reveals wide inequalities between children depending on where they are born.
Women working in the construction industry are very much in the minority, but they could be a valuable source of much-needed skills. Mark Whitehead attended a round table discussion focusing on the issue and considering some solutions.
The prime minister today announced a £90m programme to address ethnic disparities in youth unemployment in the wake of the Government’s study of inequality within public services.