Councils found more than £300m in fraud in past year

Councils found more than £300m in fraud in past year

Local authorities managed to prevent or detect £302m in fraud in 2017/18, according to the latest figures from finance experts.

Whitehall must spend £19bn annually to end austerity

Theresa May’s promise to bring an ‘end to austerity’ is incompatible with the chancellor’s aim of balancing the books by the mid-2020s, financial experts say.

Whitehall must spend £19bn annually to end austerity
The future of the high street

Tiffany Cloynes and Gillian Duckworth explore how councils can support the increasingly fragile high street, finding out why Sheffield City Council has put itself at the forefront of centre shopping development.

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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New Products

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.

Company Announcements

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.

Case Studies

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.