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Partnership promises thousands of new homes: Raglan Housing

Partnership plans between Jephson and Raglan housing associations have reached a major milestone this week with the submission of their formal application to the HCA. If approved, the merger will create one of the UK’s most significant soc...

Unions raise concerns over radical plans to merge services across three council areas

Radical proposals to bring together three South Wales councils to create a single service to regulate Trading Standards, environmental health and licensing will come under the spotlight this week. Union leaders have raised concerns about th...

Could ‘co-design’ help Peckham where community consultation failed?

With locals slamming a multimillion pound station redevelopment plan many said ‘bleached’ them out of the site, the council is now looking to ‘co-design’ workshops to harness their knowledge. Shafait Rana, 37, has ow...

Kingston and Richmond to share services ‘wherever possible’

Kingston and Richmond Councils are to share all services possible in a bid to save up to £8m each. The two councils, which already share a number of services such as HR and legal, have launched the ‘Thames Agreement’ setti...

Joined Up Welfare: The next steps for personalisation

The remaining part of Jobcentre Plus should be expanded and rebranded as Citizen Support. It would effectively act as the primary and central hub for accessing government services, enabling advisors to identify an individual’s specific bar...