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Lord Adonis publishes report on Tri-Borough Partnership

Significant cuts in local authority funding pose a huge challenge for local government. In response to this, in 2010 the three boroughs initiated the tri-borough arrangement – a model for collaborative working – with the aim of enabl...

Review calls for tri-boroughs to have own chief executives

The tri-borough should scrap its shared chief executive in order to deliver improvements to the joint working arrangements, an independent review has recommended. The review, chaired by Lord Adonis, found that while the shared working shoul...

Fire services improvement fund - public get a win-win: better local services and at lower cost

Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt today (17 October 2014) announced the winners of a £75 million fund which will improve frontline services and save taxpayers over £300 million. The Fire Transformation Fund, announced last March, is...

Councils more innovative than at any time since WWII finds report

Councils don’t work in isolation and increasingly work with a range of public, private and community sector partners to achieve their aims. The variety that this brings is one of the key strengths of local government. Read more >&g...

Three councils could share services to help save £1.3m

A money-saving merger of three councils’ trading standards, environmental health and licensing services is set to move a step closer. Bridgend, the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff councils want to create a shared service from next April...