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Denbighshire is set to increase council tax

Denbighshire is set to increase council tax

Denbighshire County Council has revealed it will increase its council tax bill by 3.09 per cent during the 2015/16 financial year... Council tax bills for...
Resilient aircraft for delivering aid

Resilient aircraft for delivering aid

Defence Journalist Tony Hall sheds light on how indispensable military aircraft have become in emergency situations to dispense humanitarian relief… The first international response to...
Manchester councils to control NHS budget

Manchester councils to control NHS budget

Regional councils are set to takeover the £6bn health budget for Greater Manchester under devolved NHS powers... Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is expected...
Concerns raised about voting age in Scotland

Concerns raised about voting age in Scotland

A House of Lords Committee has raised concerns about plans to transfer power from Westminster to Holyrood in a bid to give 16- and...
PSNI could improve the way it measures crime

PSNI could improve the way it measures crime

A new report has suggested the way in which the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Policing Board measures the impact of crime...
Conservatives to shake up youth welfare

Conservatives to shake up youth welfare

David Cameron is set to announce a shake up of the welfare system that will effect around 50,000 18- to 21-year-olds if the Conservative...
A fully fledged growth policy

A fully fledged European growth policy

Corina Creţu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy gives an overview of her key priorities for the coming year… The European Union is currently facing a...
According to new research, official figures do not paint a true picture of the number of people at risk of homelessness...

Homelessness figures do not give a true picture

According to new research, official figures do not paint a true picture of the number of people at risk of homelessness. High rents, cuts to...
Scottish young voters plan to take a step forward

Scottish young voters plan to take a step forward

It is expected plans to include 16- and 17-year-olds in the Scottish electoral system will take a step forward later today...   The push to give...
Report calls for fire safety talks

Report calls for fire safety talks

The deaths of a number of firefighters since 2004 could have been prevented if risk assessments and good practice had been followed, according to...
Derelict homes in Wales receive £20m boost

Derelict homes in Wales receive £20m boost

Homeowners and landlords will be able to apply for funding to restore empty homes that are run down or derelict... Welsh Communities Minister Lesley Griffiths...
Welsh council merger plans rejected

Welsh council merger plans rejected

Welsh public services minister Leighton Andrews has rejected plans by six councils to merge, it has been announced... In a bid to save money and...
Wolverhampton Council is looking after 800 children

More needs to be done to prevent child abuse

Chairman of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board Alan Coe said more needed to be done to prevent child neglect and organised sex abuse in the...
London council cracks down on empty properties

London council cracks down on empty properties

Buy-to-leave homeowners may face fines and even prison sentences for buying properties and leaving them vacant under new measures introduced by Islington Council. Growing numbers...
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Streamlining local government

Research shows that Buckinghamshire’s local government system would see savings of £20m a year by restructuring to one council, if politicians are brave enough...
internationalisation

A strong focus on internationalisation

Studying abroad can have great benefits to students, and here the Danish Agency for Higher Education details how the Danish government has launched an...
York Council uses tool to help families

York Council uses tool to help families

A new tool which identifies the complex needs of vulnerable families has been launched in York. The City of York Council's Family Focus Team has...
Bucks Council reveals how it is recruiting the leaders of tomorrow

Council leading the way in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Country Council details how it is recruiting leaders of tomorrow and its success in training and retraining staff. Alison Bulman is living proof that...

Economic Development It’s about place making

For those involved at a strategic level in economic development, place making as a tool is not new but its time is certainly now...
Fife Council writes off over £4m owed debt

Fife Council writes off over £4m owed debt

Fife Council has announced it will write off more than £4m worth of debt owed to them in 2013-14. Fife Council is to expunge over...

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