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Council guarantees job interviews for ex-service veterans


Crawley Borough Council has guaranteed an interview to armed forces veterans for all current and future vacancies at the local authority.

Sale of voters’ details ‘demeans democracy’, warns LGA


A law allowing junk mail companies to buy voters’ details should be scrapped as the practice could affect willingness to vote, councils claim.

Councils seize toxic cigarettes in illegal trade crack down


Local authorities have seized millions of black market cigarettes containing high-levels of cancer causing chemicals as part of a crack down on illegal trade.

First Victoria Cross paving stones laid for WW1 heroes


The first commemorative First World War Victoria Cross paving stones have been laid during ceremonies across the UK.

Deadline looms for high street award


Communities are being urged to submit their applications for the Great British High Street competition before the 30 August 2014 closing date.

Cable launches consultation on zero hours loopholes


Plans to help identify and close loopholes in zero hours contracts have been revealed in a new consultation launched by business secretary Vince Cable.

Apprenticeship standard to boost talent in housing


A new housing apprenticeship standard could make a career in the sector more appealing for young people, the National Housing Federation (NHF) hopes.

Council hails success of pavement stencil to reduce city begging


A new pavement stencil campaign has reduced the number of beggars in Exeter city centre while encouraging charitable giving.

Billion pound City Deal for South Lanarkshire


Ministers and South Lanarkshire have signed a £1.13bn investment deal to bring jobs and new infrastructure to the west of Scotland.

Coastal defence scheme will protect 1,400 Kent homes from flooding


Construction is set to begin on 2.4km of coastal defences along the Kent coastline to improve flood protection and infrastructure.

Arrests made in £18m council fraud investigation


Four men have been arrested and bailed following an investigation into £18m fraud at Brighton and Hove Housing Department.

Report highlights confusion surrounding care funding


Nearly two-thirds of over-45s admit they find the subject of care funding confusing, with 49% looking to local authorities for help, according to a new report.

Free schools ‘socially selective’ claims new study


The Government’s flagship schools programme is failing to take on poor children despite more schools opening in disadvantaged areas, according to a new study.

Tool reveals benefits of sports to local communities


A new modelling tool from Sport England allows councils to discover the economic value of sport to their community.

East Sussex economy brightens after council efforts


East Sussex County Council has hailed efforts to boost its local economy a success after figures highlighted significant employment boosts.

Charities in ‘excellent position’ to support Work Programme


Government must work closely with charities and service users to ensure success in its Work Programme, a report claims.

Record number of sites win Green Flag


Britain’s parks and public spaces are awash with green after a record number of UK spaces were awarded Green Flag Awards.

Council leaders back tax discounts for ‘community heroes’


Around 500,000 community volunteers should benefit from a ‘community contribution discount’ and see 10% council tax cut – council chiefs claim.

Councils join with E.ON to launch £9m home insulation scheme


Devon County Council has united with E.ON to deliver an energy saving scheme that will see millions invested in homes across the region.

Labour aims to net football tax for grassroots support


Labour has proposed a multi-million pound levy on sport betting and the Premier League to raise funds for community sport.

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Social care reform: what lies ahead?

Sally Warren lays out four principles that should be at the centre of a ‘radically realistic’ White Paper on social care reform and asks if its vision will be the right one?
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