The Government has set out how it will implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review of building regulations and fire safety, published following the Grenfell Tower fire.
The Government has confirmed that councils’ public health budgets will continue to face significant reductions, with funding being cut by £531 million between 2015/16 and 2019/20.
The latest annual figures for public sector apprenticeships show a year-on-year increase, including in local government.
The Government has confirmed that it does not anticipate any changes to UK law covering candidacy and voting rights before the May 2019 local elections.
Half of businesses (51 per cent) in England do not display their food hygiene ratings in their premises, councils have revealed.