Local government pension funds pool £10bn assets

Local government pension funds pool £10bn assets

Two of the largest local government pension funds have joined together in a bid to reduce costs by £32m within five years.

Clark praises local government in contrast to ‘rumbustious’ Pickles

Communities secretary Greg Clark has praised councils for absorbing budget cuts with ‘cool-headed efficiency’, marking a change in attitude to the sector compared with his predecessor.

Clark praises local government in contrast to ‘rumbustious’ Pickles


Government needs to tackle New Homes Bonus inequality

When created in 2010 the New Homes Bonus was seen as a clever way of encouraging an acceleration in the building of new homes but the distribution is unfair, argues chief finance officer at Oxfordshire CC, Lorna Baxter.

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