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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.

Capita defends record on treatment of workers

Capita has defended its treatment of workers after being labelled the worst major employer in the UK.

Muse secures £650m Slough project

Muse Developments has been appointed to a £650m development described as one of the biggest in the UK.

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Chiefs back plan for investment agency

Council chiefs are poised to approve plans to create a collective agency to raise investment funds for local authorities.

Taylor made for job

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, has been asked to lead a government review to streamline 6,000 pages of planning practice guidance.