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Cameron proposes four-year ban on in-work benefits for new EU migrants

28/11/2014Cameron proposes four-year ban on in-work benefits for new EU migrants

Immigrants from the EU will have to work in Britain for four years before they are eligible to claim benefits, David Cameron proposed in a major speech on immigration today. In addition, job... more >
Scotland should control income tax - Smith Commission

27/11/2014Scotland should control income tax - Smith Commission

Scotland is to be given the power to set income tax rates and bands, giving its parliament control over an estimated £14bn, according to the report from the Smith Commission published today... more >
Universal Credit may not prove value for money – NAO

26/11/2014Universal Credit may not prove value for money – NAO

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) twin-track approach to rolling out its ‘live service’ while simultaneously developing its new ‘digital service’, means Universal... more >

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Risky Business 2014

13/11/2014 09:00 - 14:30

An annual cyber security conference and free networking event for the public and private sectors. Risky Business brings government, business and cyber security professionals together in order to debate and discuss the current and future cyber threat posed to the UK in terms of origin, severity and defence. Risky Business 2014 will conclude with a networking lunch in order that delegates are able to meet the keynote speakers.

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LGA chair David Sparks quits Dudley leader role

24/11/2014LGA chair David Sparks quits Dudley leader role

Cllr David Sparks is stepping down as leader of Dudley Council – in part to concentrate on his role as chair of the Local Government Association. He has quit with immediate effect as l... more >
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Local by default

12/10/2014Local by default

Locality, the umbrella organisation represent... more >
The costs of care

12/10/2014The costs of care

Many councils are worried about the costs of ... more >
Councils looking to redevelop their estate – not just sell it off

12/10/2014Councils looking to redevelop their estate – not just sell it off

Alex Thomson, chief executive at Localis, tal... more >
Creative thinking to take children’s services forward: interview with Alan Wood

12/10/2014Creative thinking to take children’s services forward: interview with Alan Wood

Alan Wood, president of the Association of Di... more >

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Public procurement – new regulations bring a few surprises

12/10/2014Public procurement – new regulations bring a few surprises

Mark Johnson, partner at public ser... more >
Academy schools and the structural reform of education

12/10/2014Academy schools and the structural reform of education

Education policy expert Stephen Ray... more >
A clear statement of intent on diversity in the Civil Service

12/10/2014A clear statement of intent on diversity in the Civil Service

Sir Simon Fraser, Head of the Diplo... more >

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12/10/2014Where the buck stops

Professor Alexis Jay’s report into the abuse in Rotherham grabbed the national headlines and forced a number of high-profile resignations. It’s also prompted a flurry of new inquiries and investigations, all aimed at finding out just how our systems let the children of that town down so badly – and how to prevent it ever happening again. We were keen to get expert views on this issue, including from Alan Wood – president of the Association of Directors of... read more >

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Recovery of public sector exit payments

Recovery of public sector exit payments

Paul McFarlane of the Employment Lawyers Association says the government has created confusion and set itself an impossible task with its proposa... more > more last word articles >

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