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Funding to get 2,000 homeless people off the streets

16/05/2014

Local housing projects across England have received £2m in funding from national homelessness charity Crisis.

High levels of noxious pollutants harming workers, says GMB

16/05/2014

Action is needed to tackle the high levels of toxic PM10 particles polluting our air, according to a new study.

London boroughs get connected

16/05/2014

London has become the first region in the UK to connect all of its local authorities to one shared network.

Dacorum maintains decorum keeping placenta kept off menu

16/05/2014

A food business operator has been prevented from processing raw placenta for human consumption by the courts.

Millions in local economic growth funding not being used warn MPs

16/05/2014

Only 10% of available government funding to promote local economic growth has been allocated, according to a new report.

University launches council leadership programme

28/04/2014

A Scottish university is joining forces with three local authorities to develop the next generation of public service leaders.

Experts to look at future of digital high street

28/04/2014

An advisory board has been set up to investigate how digital technology can help create the sustainable and thriving highstreets of the future.

MPs call for 'updated' public ombudsmen

28/04/2014

MPs have demand the ‘outdated’ Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) be replaced with a ‘People’s Ombudsman’, in a report published today.

Government cuts in ‘red tape’ threaten lives, says TUC

28/04/2014

The government’s cuts in health and safety are putting lives at risk, according to the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Public procurement can help reduce youth unemployment, report finds

28/04/2014

Public sector contractors could be creating thousands of jobs for marginalised young people, according to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Councils urged to tackle light pollution

28/04/2014

Councils could save hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by dimming their streetlights, a report published today suggests.

Public sector pay still below pre-crash levels

17/04/2014

Real pay remains below pre-financial crisis wage levels for private and public sector employees, according to findings from the VocaLink Take Home Pay Index.

Don’t scrap census, MPs say

17/04/2014

The Government has been urged to avoid scrapping the 2021 census, with MPs claiming the data would be of ‘fundamental importance’ to society.

Durham shuts down remaining care homes

17/04/2014

Councillors have voted to close the remaining five council-run care homes in County Durham, claiming the town hall can no longer afford to run them.

Scotland to launch support for its disabled residents

17/04/2014

Thousands of disabled people in Scotland will receive support through a new Scottish Independent Living Fund (SILF), after UK Government schemes close next summer.

Employment pilot for London homeless wins government support

17/04/2014

A pilot back-to-work scheme for some of the most vulnerable homeless people in London has received backing from senior government ministers.

Coastline must be future-proofed, National Trust says

14/04/2014

A national strategy is urgently needed to help coastal areas adapt to rising sea levels and extreme weather, according to the National Trust.

Government unveils digital inclusion plan

14/04/2014

The Government has launched its Digital Inclusion Strategy, detailing how it will reduce the number of people who are offline by 25%.

Survey reveals support for more council powers

14/04/2014

Some 39% of people living in England think councils should granted more powers, a report suggests.

Rotherham to pay Living Wage

14/04/2014

Rotherham Council is introducing the Living Wage for all employees, with 1,500 low paid staff set to benefit from increased pay from October.

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