Life-saving defibrillators installed in town centres

A number of life-saving defibrillators are being installed in public places across Knowsley from this week. The Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are easy to use and can save the life of a person who’s suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Since 2013, Knowsley Council has provided defibrillators to every school and children’s centre in the borough, … Read more

The number of people saving as a result of automatic enrolment to hit 10 million

New figures show that by 2020 over 10 million people are expected to be newly saving or saving more as a result of automatic enrolment. This means that an additional £17 billion a year is projected to be saved into workplace pensions by 2019/20. Minister for Pensions, Richard Harrington has welcomed the news, calling it … Read more

Next step towards £300m saving for prepayment energy customers

The CMA is today taking the next step towards the introduction of a price cap for approximately 4 million households on prepayment meters. In its final report published in June following a 2-year investigation into the energy market, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that it would introduce a price cap for prepayment customers from April … Read more

More than 105,000 troubled families turned around saving taxpayers an estimated £1.2 billion

The Communities Secretary has hailed the life-changing impact of the government’s Troubled Families programme, which has now turned around more than 105,000 of the hardest to help households in England. Eric Pickles told MPs today (10 March 2015) that 105,671 complex families had benefited from the support provided by local authority teams by February, putting … Read more