Finance settlement: Government floats commercialisation crackdown

Finance settlement: Government floats commercialisation crackdown

Whitehall is considering a crackdown on councils that excessively borrow for commercial reasons as it continues to restrict council tax rises.

Reading ‘disappointed’ after Wokingham rejects £20m scheme

Wokingham councillors have rejected plans for a £20m riverside travel route connecting two boroughs due to its ‘sensitive location’.

Reading ‘disappointed’ after Wokingham rejects £20m scheme
The rebirth of local authority planning?

Does the publication of Letwin’s report into tackling the housing crisis mean councils will take a more proactive role in development? Neil Merrick explores.

Tough times for creaky outsourcers

With shares in outsourcer Interserve falling to an all-time low, is another market failure on the cards? Mark Whitehead explores.

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DW Windsor worked closely with TfL and the City of London to agree and install traditional globe lanterns on Holborn Viaduct.