Thousands of babies at risk due to children’s services cuts

Thousands of babies at risk due to children’s services cuts

There are nearly 16,000 babies growing up in households where they are at risk from harm, the commission that monitors the care of children has warned.

Council chiefs welcome Universal Credit roll-out delay

Local authority leaders have welcomed Whitehall's decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit but expressed concerns over the bill for housing support.

Council chiefs welcome Universal Credit roll-out delay
Procurement problems

The latest Highways/FiTZ INDEX survey has revealed deep concerns within the highways sector about the nature of procurement. Dominic Browne reports on the findings.

Public-private commissioning: a question of trust

The recent report by the New Local Government Network found a dwindling appetite for outsourcing at a time when many are rethinking the relationship between the public and private sectors.

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Reesink Turfcare

Bringing you Toro’s first super-duty utility vehicle, the Outcross 9060, and the brand’s new 12ft pull-behind rotary mower is distributor Reesink Turfcare on stand H010 at SALTEX 2018.

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The British Pest Control Association

The British Pest Control Association is calling on local authorities active in pest management to enter its major awards event.

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Merriott

A primary school in Kent has opted for brand new low surface temperature (LST) radiators from Merriott as part of a complete overhaul of its antiquated, underperforming heating system.