- Health visitors are struggling with unsafe workloads and concerns over safeguarding due to cuts in local authority health budgets, a new survey has warned today.
- Newcastle City Council has announced it is ‘shaking up’ its management arrangements in a bid to save half a million pounds.
- A ‘record high’ of more than half of the people in poverty are in working households, shocking new research reveals.
- Tees Valley has beaten off competition from over 25 countries to be selected as the location for a new £70m Rare Earth Refinery.
- Small charities are ‘under threat’ because of ‘shockingly complicated’ and ‘inappropriate’ local government commissioning processes.
- Digital technology will be the biggest priority for public sector chief financial officers (CFOs) over the next five years, according to new research.
- Newcastle has launched its bid to become the host city for European club rugby union's showpiece weekend in May 2018.
- Chester Council has decided to crack-down on drunken urinators by covering walls with liquid-repellent paint which causes ‘splash-back’.
- Residents in Dorset have given their ‘clear backing’ for changing local government structures.
- Controversial plans to reform healthcare services have the potential to help NHS and council leaders work together, a think-tank has insisted today.
- A new project to find out why some children in the North are falling behind their counterparts in the South has been launched today by the Children’s Commissioner.
- Employment plays an ‘important role’ in improving the self-worth of people with drug and alcohol addictions, report finds.
U.K. Government Promises to Get Best Deal for Banks After Brexit
The U.K. government promised to make sure London keeps its place as the leading financial center after Brexit, following top-level talks between global bank chiefs and senior ministers. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Brexit ...en meer »
- The mayor of London today announced a record £154m per year will be spent on developing cycling infrastructure over the next five years.
- The Government is pursuing a ‘dangerous scheme’ to force child protection opt outs into the Children and Social Work Bill, says human rights group.
- Public sector leaders have done too little to stop communities from becoming segregated for fear of being branded racist, Dame Louise Casey has claimed.
- Germany has higher rates of housebuilding, a much less volatile housing market, and a larger private rented sector than the UK, new report reveals.
- Tower Hamlets LBC is to gain back control of certain powers as part of a 'phased return' by Sajid Javid.
- Three councils that have continued to publish regular newspapers have been given a ‘last chance’ to abide by government rules.
Brexit ministers meet Norwegian government following admission UK could keep funding EU budget - The IndependentThe Independent
Brexit ministers meet Norwegian government following admission UK could keep funding EU budget
David Davis, Liam Fox, and Boris Johnson will meet with Norway's foreign minister today, amid reports that the UK may still contribute to the EU budget after it leaves the union. Norway's arrangement with the EU involves membership of the single market ...en meer »
- The NHS has agreed to fund the trial and rollout of 'game-changing' drug that reduces the risk of HIV infection.
Iceland vs Iceland: Peace talks between government and UK supermarket fail
The government of Iceland has announced that it will proceed with legal action against a U.K. retailer with the same name after talks with the supermarket failed late last week. The country's ministry for foreign affairs revealed on Friday that ...en meer »
- The Government has announced over £500bn worth of private and public investment in an attempt to ‘close the UK’s productivity gap’.
- Scottish councils have been forced to cut 7,000 jobs in the past year due to £350m funding cuts, council chiefs have warned.
- A ‘worrying’ licensing loophole that allows people to transport members of the public in minibuses without having a criminal record check must be closed, council chiefs urge.
British Government Bans Iraqi, Syrian Archbishops From UK Visit
The British government has been slammed for refusing visas to archbishops from Iraq and Syria invited to participate in a service addressed by Prince Charles. The three archbishops from Iraq and Syria were refused permission to enter the UK to attend ...en meer »
- UK services PMI rises to 10-mth high in November
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[LONDON] Businesses in Britain's services sector grew at their fastest pace since January last month, a survey showed on Monday, and the broader economy kept up its momentum in late 2016, even if firms have some worries about the year ahead.en meer »
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UK manufacturing strengthens, cost pressures intensify
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UK manufacturing conditions improved this quarter with both output and orders growing for the first time in more than a year, according to industry group EEF. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG. Comments. Share. Dec 5, 20163:26 PM. [LONDON] UK manufacturing ...en meer »
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Scotland bans smoking in cars with children
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A new law comes into force in Scotland on Monday banning smoking in cars when children are present, as part of the government's plans for a "tobacco-free generation". PHOTO: REUTERS. Comments. Share. Dec 5, 20166:47 AM. [LONDON] A new law ...en meer »
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Brexit: UK government 'desperate' over Article 50 appeal
The UK government has been accused of becoming "desperate" ahead of its Supreme Court Brexit appeal. An appeal of the High Court ruling that Parliament must vote before Article 50 can be triggered begins on Monday. The Welsh Government's counsel ...
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UK Government lawyers urge Supreme Court judges not to stray into politics but to stick to the law - Herald ScotlandHerald Scotland
UK Government lawyers urge Supreme Court judges not to stray into politics but to stick to the law
UK Government lawyers have swept aside Holyrood's Brexit fears and urged the UK Supreme Court judges to “resist the invitation” from the Scottish Government to make a political judgement and stick to the law. On Monday, a four-day hearing begins ...
Stakes are high as UK and Scottish Government QCs prepare for major constitutional battle - Herald ScotlandHerald Scotland
Stakes are high as UK and Scottish Government QCs prepare for major constitutional battle
On Monday morning at the UK Supreme Court, just across Parliament Square from the House of Commons, bewigged QCs representing the UK and Scottish Governments as well as other parties will do legal battle, which will last over four days. The political ...en meer »
- The ‘most famous’ gritter in the country has been christened Nicole Saltslinger after a lot of careful deliberation and a frenzy of Twitter suggestions.
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How can the UK government meet its legal air pollution targets?
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UK Bans End-to-End Encryption, Mandates Government Authority Over Encrypted Technologies - CoinTelegraphCoinTelegraph
UK Bans End-to-End Encryption, Mandates Government Authority Over Encrypted Technologies
The United Kingdom has legislated an effective ban on end-to-end encryption, making sure the government has backdoor access to any technology they deem necessary. 2734 Total views. 344 Total shares. UK Bans End-to-End Encryption, Mandates ...en meer »
- Councils have welcomed proposals to increase hourly rate for providers delivering 15 hours of free childcare—but are concerned it will not be ‘sufficient’.
- Leeds City Council is to receive £903,000 in compensation for wind danger caused by Yorkshire’s tallest skyscraper, Bridgewater Place.
- The Government has given the go-ahead for district council plans to build thousands of new homes, including on green belt land.
- Brighton and Hove has revealed plans to cut 140 jobs and raise council tax by nearly 4% in an attempt to save £24m.
- The economic performance of the Greater Manchester region has failed to match the growth of the city since the 1980s, according to a new report.
- Council leaders have welcomed the announcement by Airbnb that it will ensure landlords have planning permission if they want to rent out their entire home for more than 90 days a year.
- Business Insider
UK government won't publish Brexit letter to Nissan despite FOI ...
Andrew Tyrie, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, wants the National Audit Office to investigate the government's deal with Nissan.en meer »
- The Guardian
UK government lawyers dismiss Scotland and Wales's article 50 fears
The tone of the submission by Jeremy Wright and his legal team has drawn sharp criticism from some quarters. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA. Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent. @owenbowcott. Thursday 1 December 2016 13.15 EST. Share on ...
- Councils should use libraries to deliver a wider range of public services in a bid to reinvigorate the sector, a new report has argued.
- Councils have been urged to place busy buildings away from busy roads when drafting town or city plans in order to reduce the damaging effects of air pollution.
Brexit: David Davis says UK Government could pay money to EU for single market access - The IndependentThe Independent
Brexit: David Davis says UK Government could pay money to EU for single market access
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- Local authorities will be given a £50m fund from next year to help monitor and commission services for low-performing schools, the government has announced.
- The Welsh government is ‘on track’ to take on its fiscal devolution responsibilities, says auditor - but there are still ‘significant challenges’.
- The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has urged a council to reconsider its refusal to fund a disabled man’s care.
- Children in care are falling ‘well behind’ children in the general population before they even get to primary school, new research reveals - and this gap widens throughout their schooling.
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