Birmingham bin strikes called off following key High Court ruling

21.09.17: Strikes by refuse workers in Birmingham have this week been called off after the union won an important High Court ruling. Unite has called off the strike as a judge granted an interim injunction to stop Birmingham City Council handing redu...

IFS: Public sector faces recruitment chaos if pay cap is not dropped

21.09.17: The public sector will face major recruitment and retention issues if pay restraints, which are pushing wages to historically low levels, are continued by the government, experts have today warned. Publishing a report making the case for th...

Essex CC called in to fix ‘inadequate’ Worcestershire care services

21.09.17: Essex County Council has officially been appointed to make major improvements in the children’s social care services at Worcestershire County Council. At the start of the year, an Ofsted report rated the services for both looked-after...

‘Fundamental rethink’ on social housing needed as Javid brings forward green paper

20.09.17: A wide-ranging, top-to-bottom green paper on social housing is to be brought forward by the government, Sajid Javid has this week announced. Speaking at the National Housing Federation conference yesterday, the communities secretary vowed t...

Cost benefit analysis of government infrastructure ‘misused and poorly communicated’

20.09.17: The government must improve its system for valuing the costs and benefits of its infrastructure to improve the delivery of key projects, experts have today revealed.   In a report called, ‘How to value infrastructure: Improving c...