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Half of local government workers worry about redundancy as a result of cuts

14/11/2019

Around 50% of local government workers worry that they could be made redundant by technological innovation or Government cuts, a survey has revealed.

Council sets out plan to build 1,000 social homes

12/11/2019

Nottingham City Council has committed to building or buying 1,000 council houses and creating thousands of new jobs over the next decade.

British Steel rescue deal agreed ‘in principle’

11/11/2019

A rescue deal for the manufacturer British Steel looks set to go ahead as China's Jingye Group agrees in principle to purchase the struggling business for £70m.

High street hit as retail employment falls by 85,000

24/10/2019

‘Weak’ consumer demand and ‘Brexit uncertainty’ have been blamed for the decline of the high street as figures reveal thousands of retail jobs have been lost.

Liverpool submits £230m ‘Green City Deal’

30/07/2019

The mayor of Liverpool has submitted a proposal to the new prime minister for a £230m Green City Deal to tackle climate change and boost the economy.

Young people ‘fear for their future’, charity says

08/07/2019

Young people fear for their future and feel ignored by politicians, according to new report.

Council chiefs call for devolution to rural communities after Brexit

04/07/2019

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to devolve more powers to rural areas in the event that Britain leaves the European Union.

Post-Brexit free trade zones could ‘rebalance the economy’, think tank claims

25/06/2019

Whitehall should establish free trade zones in most deprived areas after Brexit in order to incentivise growth and rebalance the economy, think tank argues.

Around 25% of local government jobs ‘slashed’ due to austerity

21/06/2019

New data from Unison has revealed that a quarter of local government jobs have been cut over the last decade as a result of austerity.

British Steel’s financial troubles could cost councils nearly £3m

22/05/2019

Local authorities could lose £2.8m in business rates should British Steel go into administration, a real estate company has calculated.

Council chiefs call for action on 'youth jobs gap'

24/04/2019

Local authority leaders have renewed calls for an integrated employment and skills service following a report highlighting a 'youth jobs gap'.

Council gives plan to deliver nearly 20,000 homes the go-ahead

27/03/2019

A 20-year plan to deliver homes, jobs, transport infrastructure and community facilities for Warrington has been given the thumbs-up.

Whitehall announces £36m to develop coastal communities

25/03/2019

Around 70 coastal projects have been awarded a total of £36m by the Government as part of an effort to attract tourists and create jobs.

Southern cities provide more jobs for low-skilled workers than in the North

07/03/2019

Employment opportunities are greater for low-skilled workers in southern English cities than those in the North or Midlands, a think tank has discovered.

Hundreds of Birmingham refuse workers to strike ‘weekly’

05/02/2019

Over 300 refuse workers have announced they will begin two days of strike action a week in an escalation of the ongoing industrial dispute with the council.

Place jobcentres next to council services, London boroughs urge

24/01/2019

Jobcentre support should be placed alongside council services to help tackle long-term unemployment and in-work poverty, London Councils have said today.

Welsh council ‘profoundly’ disappointed at suspension of nuclear deal

18/01/2019

The Isle of Anglesey council has expressed ‘profound disappointment and concern’ at Hitachi’s decision to suspend work on a nuclear power plant in north Wales.

Homes England agrees £70m loan for new homes in Northamptonshire

15/01/2019

A £70m cash injection from Homes England will bring around 8,500 new homes and up to 3,000 jobs to Northamptonshire.

Whistleblower loses ‘unfair dismissal’ case against council

20/07/2018

Cheshire East Council has welcomed an employment tribunal decision which found a ‘whistleblower’ was not dismissed unfairly.

South East councils call for powers to tackle skills shortage

17/07/2018

Councils have called for more powers to help address the skills shortage as report shows nearly all jobs will soon be closed to people without qualifications.

Whitehall announces £67m town deal for Greater Grimsby

06/07/2018

The Government has announced what it describes as a ‘landmark’ town deal for Grimsby in an effort to deliver thousands of new jobs and homes to Lincolnshire.

Half of council staff considering quitting their job, survey finds

18/06/2018

Half of council workers are thinking of leaving their job for less stressful work elsewhere, according to a new survey by trade union Unison.

Adult social care contributes £38bn to English economy

05/06/2018

Adult social care employers contribute £38.5bn to the English economy and create 1.5 million job roles, according to a new report.

Londoners with disabilities need more support into work, think tank says

02/05/2018

Sadiq Khan should create a taskforce dedicated to supporting disabled people into work, think tank says.

Cornwall proposes post-Brexit plan to create 20,000 jobs

27/04/2018

Cornwall Council has called on Whitehall to devolve more powers to the south western peninsular as part of a plan to help it cope with the impact of Brexit.

Luton pays £3.2m to save car factory

05/04/2018

Luton Council has paid out over £3m as part of a package to keep car manufacturing in the town.

Government confirms more job centre closures

04/04/2018

More job centres will be co-located within local government premises as part of moves to cut costs, the Government confirmed today.

Government cuts force council to propose 50 redundancies

04/12/2017

Blackpool Council could make up to 50 people redundant and lose a further 20 contract posts under spending plans for next year.

Sites of individual placement and support (IPS) trials for addiction named

22/11/2017

Seven council areas have been named as sites for individual placement and support (IPS) trials for drugs or alcohol dependency in community treatment services.

Council staff told to take mandatory unpaid leave

02/11/2017

Northamptonshire County Council has told its staff they must take a day’s mandatory unpaid leave as part of an effort to save £2m a month.

East Renfrewshire to axe 300 posts

05/10/2017

Hundreds of staff at East Renfrewshire Council could be axed in an attempt to close a £26m funding gap.

Councils appoint partner for 5,000 new jobs project

05/10/2017

South Tyneside and Sunderland City Councils have appointed a new development partner to drive forward a project to deliver more than 5,000 jobs in the region.

Local authorities join the jobs rush

17/08/2017

Sam Clayden explores some of the exciting new job roles being formed in local government.

Fiscal devolution could help counties create one million jobs, report says

04/07/2017

England’s counties have called on the Government to institute a ‘radical programme of fiscal devolution’ in order to create one million jobs and prepare the country for Brexit.

Hornblower wanted!

29/06/2017

A city council is attempting to recruit a new Hornblower in order to continue a 1,200-year-old tradition.

Refuse collection workers threaten strikes in Birmingham

31/05/2017

Refuse workers in Birmingham have started voting on strike action amid accusations of financial mismanagement and an overspend by the council of nearly £10m.

Social care could be ‘hit hard’ by Brexit, warn think tank

26/05/2017

The social care sector could be hard hit by an exodus of EU workers unless assurances are given they will be able to stay in the UK after Brexit, experts warn.

‘Shocking’ one in 10 UK workers in insecure jobs

07/02/2017

There has been a ‘shocking’ rise in the number of insecure workers delivering frontline public services, trade unions warn.

Proposed Jobcentre Plus reforms ‘significant missed opportunity’

27/01/2017

The Government’s proposals to merge Jobcentre Plus offices and benefit centres are ‘a significant missed opportunity’, say council chiefs.

Glasgow commits to 50,000 new jobs by 2023

25/11/2016

The most ambitious jobs creation target has been launched today by Glasgow City Council.

Council reforms to save millions but will cost jobs

04/11/2016

Dudley Council is undertaking ‘radical’ reforms in a bid to find £25m worth of savings—but over 100 jobs are likely to be lost in the process.

Councils should have responsibility for Work and Health Programme

03/11/2016

Funding and responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme (WHP) should be devolved to local areas, council chiefs say.

Council workforces shrink to record low

15/09/2016

The number of people working for local authorities is at a record low, according to official statistics.

Councils call for devolution of national work programme

31/08/2016

The funding and responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme (WHP) should be devolved to groups of councils in order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, town hall chiefs have said.

Investment in city’s transport to create jobs and boost economy

16/08/2016

Lincoln’s multi-million pound investment scheme promises to create up to 200 jobs and boost the economy by £9m a year.

Council approves scheme to create hundreds of jobs

09/08/2016

A northern borough council has approved a new multi-million pound scheme to create hundreds of jobs.

Northern Powerhouse could create 850,000 new jobs

30/06/2016

New technologies, infrastructure and investment could help transform the North of England’s economy, according to an independent review.

Deal with car manufacturer to create 2,000 jobs

28/04/2016

Coventry City and Warwick District councils have backed plans by Jaguar Land Rover to create 2,000 jobs in a £500m investment.

Enterprise allowance kick-starts 80,000 new firms

30/03/2016

A Government scheme that encourages jobseekers to launch businesses has created more than 80,000 new firms in the last five years with Liverpool generating the most start-ups.

Enterprise zones continue to drive jobs growth

30/03/2016

More than 1,900 jobs were created across England’s 24 enterprise zones between July and September last year, latest figures have revealed.

Report: Boost to poorest from jobs boom will be undone by welfare cuts

02/03/2016

Despite jobs growth lifting 400,000 children out of poverty over the last year, welfare and tax credit cuts will result in the poorest seeing no growth in their incomes for the next five years, a report has found.

Multi-billion pound partnership secures 2000 jobs in Glasgow

26/02/2016

Scotland’s biggest council has secured a £2.7bn partnership that will protect jobs for the next 30 years, it was announced yesterday.

Jobs boom in cities accompanied by low urban wages, report reveals

25/01/2016

Nearly a million new jobs have been created in British cities since 2010, but the average salary has decreased, according to a new report from Centre for Cities.

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