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LGA to hit back at proposed council tax restrictions

The Local Government Association (LGA) is to fight proposals to restrict council tax rises to 2% without the holding of a referendum.

Future Forum North: Emergency planning needs boost amid climate change concerns

Emergency planning training needs to be improved as we face more frequent extreme weather conditions, Rotherham MBC’s assistant chief executive has said.

Housing association adds up its social value

Housing association The Hyde Group contributes £15,689 per tenancy, per year to the economy through its housing provision and services, an independent report has calculated.

Unlock potential of social workers through self-management, report argues

A new report has called for a radical reduction in middle management to boost the time social workers spend with families.

Steep rise in unaccompanied children aged 14-17 seeking asylum

The latest statistics released by the Home Office reveal a sharp annual rise in the number of asylum applications lodged in the UK by unaccompanied children aged 14-17.

A vision of the past

The party manifestos have been branded ‘a little last decade’ after they were released in quick succession ahead of the General Election.

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Fears grow over borrowing hike

Concern that ministers may have to cut public spending quickly and severely intensified this week, when the latest government borrowing figures indicated the Treasury may have again underestimated Whitehall’s future debt obligations.

Join up healthcare to cut costs, say London Councils

Research by London Councils has revealed improvements to health and social care could cut £190m off the bill for tackling diabetes .