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16 May 2022

Government’s £500m support scheme failing Britain’s poorest households

A major part of the Government’s response to the cost of living crisis has not been available for months to applicants in some parts of the…[more...]

16 May 2022

Rishi Sunak set to unveil fiscal measures to help with cost of living crisis before summer recess

Rishi Sunak is reportedly preparing to announce fiscal measures to help with cost of living crisis before Parliament enters the summer recess. The Chancellor is expected… [more...]

16 May 2022

Energy price cap could rise every three months under regulator’s planned shake-up

Ofgem has announced that the energy price cap, the mechanism which determines gas and electricity bills for 22 million households, could soon be reviewed every three… [more...]

16 May 2022

Government restricts councils' special severance payments

The government has published statutory guidance seeking to restrict the level of exit payments made to local government employees above statutory or contractual limits. [more...]

13 May 2022

Over 500,000 adults waiting for care

The number of adults waiting for social care in England has risen to more than 500,000 says the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass),… [more...]