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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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Budget poised to hand low earners tax break

Low-paid council staff and town hall top earners look set to benefit from measures due to be announced in chancellor George Osborne's Budget later today.

Contract is a Plus

The Plus Dane Group looks set to be awarded a £100m contract to manage housing stock for Cheshire West and Chester Council.

NAO: Government 'lagging behind' on restructure of public services

Government ‘lagging behind’ on work redesigning public services so they could operate for less money permanently, spending watchdog warns.