In this Issue

Girls in Gangs
Comic Relief are making several grants available in the UK for multi-partner projects which can help intervene between young women and gangs, such as providing family-focused interventions and providing support in schools......

Consultation - Business rates: delivering more frequent revaluations
The government is seeking views from of stakeholders as it begins to consider how more frequent revaluations could be delivered and as it develops options for change....

Mid Devon’s Land Charges service wins national award
Mid Devon District Council Customer satisfaction award for local authority searches...

Councillors Guide 2016
LGA publishes the Councillor Guide 2016 .....

Funding boost for schools helping pupils develop character
£6 million funds available for character grants to schools and local authorities promoting traits such as resilience and respect in children through activities...

Consultation Launched into Distribution of National Lottery Money
Views sought on proposed new policy directions for the allocation of Big Lottery Funds ......


Nine in ten children now live in working households

Release Date: Mar 09, 2017

The number of children living in workless households has fallen to an all-time low, with nine in children living with at least one working adult.

The official figures show that workless households have fallen by 828,000 since 2010, with the number of lone parents now in work increasing to 67.9% in 2016.

Work and pensions secretary, Damian Green, said: ‘More parents now have the opportunity to find work and enjoy the dignity and security of having a regular wage.

‘We will continue to build on this success as we roll-out Universal Credit to all parts of the country – ensuring that it always pays to be in work.’

Figures also suggest the unemployment rate is at its lowest in over a decade at 4.8%.