Panel calls for £5bn transformation fund

Panel calls for £5bn transformation fund

The best performing councils should be allowed to strike a ‘deal’ with government for greater flexibility, according to a panel tasked with looking at the future of public services.

Councils failed to collect £4.5bn in council tax and business rates

Councils failed to collect £4.5bn in council tax and business rates in 2013/14, even though the amount collected rose this year, according to new figures published by the Audit Commission.

Councils failed to collect £4.5bn in council tax and business rates

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In praise of Pickles

Council leaders should think carefully before popping the champagne corks once the current communities secretary, genuine localist Eric Pickles, is no longer there, writes Simon Parker.

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