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What issues will the main political parties be focusing on in the upcoming local elections? Mark Whitehead investigates.
A two-year pay deal for more than one million local government workers is set to be rubber-stamped following decisions by all three unions involved to accept it.
A two-year pay deal for more than one million local government workers looks likely to go ahead after the biggest of the three unions involved decided to accept it.
Mark Whitehead explains why the new gender pay gap figures reveal a somewhat more mixed picture of what is actually going on.
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.
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.
Town and parish councils are calling for new powers to be handed to them following Brexit in what they see as the next stage in local government devolution.
Mark Whitehead finds out why smaller councils are taking on bigger roles in terms of responsibilities and delivering services.