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

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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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