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Autumn Statement: Hammond ‘reinforces’ Universal Credit with benefit tweaks

23/11/2016

Phillip Hammond has announced an overhaul of the speed at which benefits are withdrawn under Universal Credit.

Isle of Wight approves combined authority

25/10/2016

Plans for a Solent Combined Authority have been approved by Isle of Wight Council, following a U-turn on local support.

North Lincolnshire Council set to join combined authority

29/09/2016

North Lincolnshire Council is set to accept a metro mayor by signing up to a Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority (GLCA).

Review highlights 'governance' failures in South Ribble

20/09/2016

There were ‘major corporate governance failures’ in the way South Ribble Borough Council handled a safeguarding review.

Councils call for urgent reform of Right to Buy rules

11/08/2016

Councils have called for an overhaul of Right to Buy rules, after figures showed they are struggling to build new homes to replace those sold off.

Councils and campaigners at odds over future of property taxes

09/08/2016

Councils have called for greater powers over tax to fund infrastructure, despite a pressure group calling for the ‘abolition’ of stamp duty.

Councils defend levels of pay for public health roles

04/08/2016

Councils and public health leaders have hit back at claims they are paying 'enormous' remuneration packages.

Devolution failing under 'austerity cosh'

21/07/2016

Devolution deals with councils are being squeezed by ‘narrow negotiations’ with Whitehall that were ‘stacked in favour of the status quo’, a new report has claimed.

Clark hints support for devo deal without mayor

07/07/2016

Communities secretary Greg Clark has hinted he could back devolution in Leicestershire without enforcing a mayor.

Brexit creates ‘policy vacuum’ on health and social care

06/07/2016

Brexit has left a ‘policy vacuum’ on health and social care that councils are looking to exploit, a senior NHS chair has said.

Council leaders accuses Government of 'lack of honesty' over devo deals

09/06/2016

North Somerset Council leader Cllr Nigel Ashton has launched a blistering attack on the Government’s ‘lack of honesty’ over devolution.

North Somerset Council rejects £1bn devolution deal

08/06/2016

North Somerset Council has rejected proposals to join the £1bn West of England devolution deal.

Queen's Speech 2016: Councils face fresh demands under ‘care covenant’

18/05/2016

Proposals to speed up child adoption and raise council support for young people were outlined in the Queen’s Speech today.

Controversial Housing Bill to become law

12/05/2016

The government’s ‘half-baked’ Housing and Planning Bill will become law after peers finally conceded at the end of the parliamentary session.

Burnham may join race to become Greater Manchester mayor

06/05/2016

Labour’s shadow home secretary Andy Burnham is considering standing to be mayor of Greater Manchester in 2017.

Labour won't lose any council seats, pledges Corbyn

04/05/2016

Jeremy Corbyn has predicted that Labour will not lose any council seats in tomorrow's local elections.

Labour blasts 'disgraceful' cuts to deprived councils

26/04/2016

Labour has accused the Government of making the smallest budget cuts to councils in the constituencies of key cabinet members.

Tower Hamlets fails to win back powers

12/04/2016

Tower Hamlets is still 'some way off' at showing sufficient improvement in order to be handed back control of more functions, according to communities secretary Greg Clark.

Widespread council take-up of social care precept

31/03/2016

Almost 95% of eligible authorities are raising council tax to fund adult social care this year, as households face the biggest hike since 2008.

Electoral reforms see 770,000 lost from register

24/02/2016

Since the move to Individual Electoral Registration (IER), around 770,000 potential voters have dropped off the electoral register.

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Vaux: Transforming Sunderland

The iconic Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland has been transformed into THE BEAM: a mixed use hub in the heart of the city centre.
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Data sharing arrangements

Lowri Phillips explains what public bodies should do to meet their legal obligations and minimise the risks.
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£46,122 per annum
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Principal Traffic Control Engineer

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Assistant Engineer

Bedford Borough Council
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Senior Clerk of Works

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