The latest UK labour statistics have revealed that employment is up by 174,000 jobs, with unemployment falling to 1.63m, which is 39,000 below the previous period. But what does this mean for future job growth?
It has been reported that council funding will be reduced by 6.7 per cent between 2016 and 2020, with the bulk of the cuts taking place in the first two years. As a result, councils in many areas will not have enough money to meet all their statutory duties.
A group of local authorities are calling for a levy on big supermarkets, which they say will help spread wealth back around local communities.