- The number of casualties from road accidents in Scotland is at its ‘lowest number since records began’, statisticians reveal.
- The transport secretary yesterday announced multi-million pound motorway improvements to ‘unlock’ thousands of homes and jobs.
- The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today published its initial proposals for a new map of UK parliamentary constituencies in Scotland, marking the beginning of a three-month public consultation.
- Anglesey County Council has warned that three of its heritage sites are at risk of closure unless someone takes them over.
- Violent assaults on public service workers in Scotland have doubled in the last decade, according to new figures.
- Doncaster should unite around a shared vision and borough wide campaign to help improve educational standards and outcomes, report says.
- A union has accused Derby council of ‘inflaming tensions’ over a pay dispute with school support staff, while teaching assistants vote for industrial action in Durham.
- The Government's broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) should include a social tariff for those ‘most in need’, council chiefs say.
- Government officials have defended the Troubled Families programme in the face of committee interrogation.
- Warrington Council has been courting the Liverpool city region with an eye on joining its devolution deal, The MJ understands.
- Financially squeezed care homes are using older people who pay for their own care to make up shortfalls to keep struggling homes open.
- Seven out of ten local authorities report that fly-tipping is a major problem and putting extra pressure on budgets, according to a new survey.
- The communities secretary has proposed to hand the power to issue licenses to taxi drivers back to Rotherham Council.
- The Welsh local government secretary has announced over £4bn of funding for councils in a bid to provide ‘stability’.
- Councils should adopt ‘pro-active approach’ to the outsourcing of children’s services, rather than using it to respond to cuts or failures, think tank says.
- Local government should have more power to tackle persistent unemployment, according to a new study published today.
UK Government announces Turing's Law to pardon historic gay sex offences
The government has announced that thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted under historic anti-gay laws will be posthumously pardoned. Justice Minister Sam Gyimah today announced the fulfilment of a 2015 Conservative Party manifesto ...en meer »
Big businesses warn UK will be the loser from government intervention on foreign takeovers - Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk
Big businesses warn UK will be the loser from government intervention on foreign takeovers
Top businesses have spoken out about the damage that a heavy-handed government clampdown on foreign takeovers is likely to inflict on the UK's interests at home and overseas. Corporate giants including Rolls-Royce and Samsung have expressed their ...
- BBC News
Steel industry 'should be prioritised' by UK government
The steel industry remains "in crisis" and it is unclear whether the new UK government sees it as a priority, it has been claimed. Carwyn Jones said former Prime Minister David Cameron was committed to supporting the industry but Theresa May's ...
- The Government has made changes to the Children and Social Work Bill in a bid to sooth fears that private organisations could profit from social services.
- A Cornwall resident has photographed thousands of blocked drains in an attempt to prompt councillors into taking urgent action to unblock them.
- The public sector is a key target for cyber criminals and ‘cannot rest on its laurels’, Socitm warns.
- The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is considering becoming a shareholder of Wokingham’s adult services trading company.
- Council leaders yesterday agreed to release more than £31m for infrastructure projects in the Glasgow City Region.
- The Government’s counter-extremism policy in health and education creates a ‘serious risk’ of human rights violations and is counterproductive, report argues.
- A number of councils have told homeless people ‘to sleep rough’ despite the danger of violent attacks, new research reveals.
- The chief inspector of Ofsted has criticised police forces for failing to protect children from abuse.
- Councils could be given new powers to improve standards in shared homes, such as ensuring rooms do not fall below a minimum size.
Radical pension shake-up in the UK gets shelved by government
The U.K. government has abandoned plans to create a secondary annuities market after deciding it would be unable to balance the functioning of a competitive market with the provision of sufficient consumer protections. In a note published by the U.K. ...
UK government scraps plans for second-hand annuities marketIPE.com
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UK Government cancels pla
- Boing Boing
UK government proposes issuing Britons with unique porn-viewing ID numbers
The UK government says it wants to stop people under 18 from looking at pornography, and so it's going to make all the porn sites operating in Britain collect some kind of age-verification in order to make this happen, on pain of being blocked by the ...en meer »
- The Verge
The UK government is crashing drones into airplanes to see what happens
As consumer drones become increasingly common, governments around the world are keeping a close eye at the dangers they pose — especially to regular aircraft. The UK government has even commissioned a series of test crashes between drones and ...en meer »
- There is little evidence that the government’s flagship Troubled Families programme had any ‘significant or systematic impact’, new analysis has revealed.
- Local authorities are to receive £20m for a new homeless prevention strategy to pilot initiatives on the issue, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced.
- Twenty-seven high streets are finalists in the Great British High Street competition, the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced.
- Local authorities across the UK are increasingly divided into the ‘haves and the have nots’, according to a new report.
- Community safety in Wales is being undermined by new responsibilities and working arrangements, according to a new report.
- Almost half a million pupils are in academies deemed inadequate or require improvement since converting from council-run schools, according to council chiefs.
- New Scientist
UK government taken to court over failure to cut air pollution
The UK government is being hauled back before the courts over its failure to tackle air pollution. In a case beginning today, a group called ClientEarth is asking the High Court to order ministers to come up with a better plan for improving air quality ...
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ClientEarth against UK government in High Court over illegal air pollut
- The Independent
UK Government agreed referendum could not be legally binding
Senior Conservative MPs have seized on a forgotten Government promise to let Parliament decide the response to any referendum result – insisting it must hold true for Brexit. Ministers agreed, exactly six years ago, that referendums “cannot be legally ...
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- Herald Scotland
UK Government should rethink student visa pilot
THE UK Government made a big mistake when it decided in 2012 to scrap the visa system that allowed foreign students to stay on and look for work for two years after the end of their course. In Scotland in particular, there is a need to retain skilled ...
Sturgeon ups her demand for special deal for Scotland after UK Government considers one for City of London - Herald ScotlandHerald Scotland
Sturgeon ups her demand for special deal for Scotland after UK Government considers one for City of London
Special status? Battle lines are drawn ahead of first Brexit showdown between May and Sturgeon next week. 1 min ago / MICHAEL SETTLE. 3 comments. NICOLA Sturgeon has upped her demand for Scotland to get a “special deal” on Brexit after it emerged ...en meer »
- Government predicts LISA growth
THE Government has said that it expects 200,000 people to save into a Lifetime ISA (LISA) in 2017-18 with the figure rising to 800,000 the following year. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 will be able to open a LISA when they are introduced ...en meer »
Q&A: Why are yields on UK Government gilt bonds shooting up and should we be worried? - Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk
Q&A: Why are yields on UK Government gilt bonds shooting up and should we be worried?
Gilts are bonds issued by the HM Treasury on behalf of the British Government. Traditionally they were gilt-edged certificates and the name has stuck. They help the Government to fund its borrowing. When you buy a gilt, you are effectively lending the ...
UK migration controls must not harm the economy: HammondTHE BUSINESS TIMES
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- Insufficient lighting in a bus lane in Newcastle has resulted in the council refunding potentially 5,100 penalty charge notices, the local authority has announced.
- More than 60 women are challenging Reading Council in court today, arguing they are owed more than £1.5m in equal pay claims.
- All eight of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds in Wales have called on central government to enable them to pool investments worth a total of £13bn.
- More than two-thirds of council homes fail to meet minimum standards in areas such as as affordability, location and living conditions, according to a housing charity.
- Increased funding for mental health services has not been provided across the country, and services are ‘under threat’, according to a new report by The King’s Fund.
- Residents have rejected the idea of having a directly elected mayor in Guildford.
- Implementation of low-carbon transport technology in schemes throughout Milton Keynes has resulted in a tripling of the use of electric vehicles (EV) across the city, a council report has claimed.
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