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Funding for New Living Wage could push social care services to breaking point

Council leaders have revealed concerns for the added pressure on social care services that will result from the introduction of the National Living Wage...
soils

Providing data to manage soils sustainably

Dr Andrew Tye, Soil Scientist & Process Geochemist at the British Geological Survey looks at soil management and how it can help ensure sustainability...

Provision of housing for older people in Oxford to be improved

Oxford City Council are aiming to improve provision of housing for older people following a comprehensive review of the service… Following the review, which included...

Liverpool City Council launches £1 shop programme

As part of Liverpool’s urban regeneration, the city council has launched a new programme aimed at bringing disused shops back into use… A new scheme...
research

Promoting and funding research excellence in Germany

AG highlights the work of the German Research Foundation, including how they promote research and innovation and their Excellence Initiative

Northumberland launches new online customer portal

Northumberland County Council has launched a new online portal that will deliver numerous services… Northumberland County Council has moved some services to a new online...

Shock step down for Iain Duncan Smith

Just 48 hours after delivering the Budget, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith resigned from his post due to cuts to disability benefits… The...

Internationalisation through the Linnaeus-Palme programme

The Swedish Council for Higher Education outlines the benefits of exchange programmes such as Linnaeus-Palme… Linnaeus-Palme is an international exchange programme that supports long-term, bilateral...

EU Referendum: what it means for science, holidays and emigration

The EU Referendum campaigns were temporarily overshadowed by the Chancellor’s Budget announcement on Wednesday. Although not one to waste an opportunity, George Osborne used...

New poll finds UK public backs Brexit

A new poll has revealed the Leave campaign is currently ahead, with a seven-point lead over the stay camp… In a boost for the Brexit...

Councils should be penalised for failing to produce local plan

A local plan expert group has recommended councils that fail to produce a local plan by early 2017 should be penalised… A new report has...

Budget 2016: Infrastructure gains a boost

The Budget revealed a number of major infrastructure projects would be given the go ahead, and funding was earmarked for flood defences… Infrastructure came out...

Budget 2016: Spending cuts expected

More austerity measures, moving all schools to academies, and the commitment to major infrastructure projects are among the topics expected in today’s Budget…  This afternoon...

US General warns Brexit could weaken Nato

A US military commander has warned leaving the EU could place strain on the Nato alliance… The head of the US Army in Europe Lt-Gen...

Report calls for HS3 link work to start

The northern high speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds should be kick-started, a new report has concluded… The National Infrastructure Commission has called on...

Nearly 500 staff take voluntary redundancy at Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh City Council loses hundreds of staff to redundancy in an attempt to find savings of £148m… Nearly 500 council staff have chosen to take redundancy as...

Gross mismanagement of tube upgrades blamed on TfL

The London Assembly has blamed Transport for London for failing to deliver Tube upgrades on time and over budget… Gross mismanagement by Transport for London...

Understanding ALS

AG sheds light on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the work of the ALS Association in raising awareness and tackling the disease… Although amyotrophic lateral...

1,500 jobs to be lost at Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council will cut some 1,500 posts in the next year to plug a budget shortfall of £130m… A new budget approved by Glasgow...

£40m Welsh supercomputer network fails to deliver jobs

A £40m initiative to deliver high-end computing services has failed to deliver the number of jobs promised… Less than half the jobs expected to be...

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