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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...

Wychavon top man set to be appointed to joint council chief executive post

The managing director of Wychavon District Council is set to be appointed next week to the newly-created joint chief executive post for Wychavon and Malvern Hills. At a special MHDC meeting on Thursday, October 16, councillors will be asked...

Council has ‘no clear plan to balance books’

Borough council bosses have been slammed for failing to have a clear plan on how to balance the books in future years. Auditor Grant Thornton has warned Redditch Borough Council faces a ‘big test’ to plug the gap in its finances...