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London Councils’ council tax warning

London Councils is warning against government plans to localise council tax. The umbrella body for the London boroughs believes that... (Continue reading)

VAT cut would stimulate economy

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) believes that a temporary cut in construction VAT would kick-start growth, leading to job... (Continue reading)

McAlpine awarded Glasgow art job

According to media reports, Sir Robert McAlpine has been chosen to build the extension of the Glasgow School of Art,... (Continue reading)

Funding to ensure environment quality in Wales

Welsh Assembly Environment Minister John Griffiths has announced that £570,000 has been awarded for local authorities to improve the quality... (Continue reading)

NI minister unhappy over strike action

Health Minister Edwin Poots has voiced his concern over the decision by UNISON to take strike action. The trade union... (Continue reading)

NHS Confederation comments on NHS PFI contracts

NHS Confederation Deputy Chief Executive David Stout said while PFI had delivered many new hospitals, the inflexibility of the contracts... (Continue reading)

British business investing in low-cost measures

An overwhelming majority of companies have invested in low-cost measures such as improved temperature controls (75%) and lighting upgrades (71%),... (Continue reading)

Councils to be cut in NI – reports

Northern Ireland ministers are planning to cut the number of local councils in the country from 26 to 15 by... (Continue reading)

Pickles hears new public sector pension proposals

According to media reports, Local Government Employers has written to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles detailing new plans to save the... (Continue reading)