Osborne announces two-year benefit freeze

Osborne announces two-year benefit freeze

Chancellor George Osborne has announced benefits will be frozen for two years, as part of the government’s plan to eliminate the UK’s budget deficit.

Council leaders ‘disappointed’ by rejection of new pay deal

An offer to give council staff a 2.2% pay increase in a bid to avoid further strike action has been rejected, according to council bosses.

Council leaders ‘disappointed’ by rejection of new pay deal


Shared services: a new era of consistency in local government

David Moody examines some of the challenges and opportunities facing councils looking to share IT services



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Earlier in the year, Parkeon successfully tendered for the supply and installation of 43 Parkeon Strada Rapide terminals to Birmingham City Council.

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An ideal alternative to traditional wooden seating is the new Elwood seat, a robust, low-maintenance timber-effect seat. Elwood provides a comfortable, stylish means to sit and relax and will complement any natural environment.

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Food Matters Live

Food Matters Live is a new annual event, taking place at London’s ExCeL from Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 November.