Councils have 'dangerous dependence' on a handful of suppliers

Councils have 'dangerous dependence' on a handful of suppliers

Councils are concentrating more than half their total spend with their top five suppliers, new research has revealed.

Merger between council and the NHS to be considered for Scottish Borders region

A plan to merge a council and the NHS to form a single public authority is to be considered for the Scottish Borders region.

Merger between council and the NHS to be considered for Scottish Borders region
A false economy

With councils being forced to spend more money on children in crisis, this often comes at the expense of preventative services. Neil Merrick finds out why this is creating a postcode lottery in children's social care.

Investing to earn strategy

Robbie Blackhurst finds out how local authorities can follow the example of Liverpool City Council by adopting an ‘invest to earn’ strategy.

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Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repair solutions – has augmented its market-leading Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream.

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The par three hole on the John O’Gaunt Golf Club was enhanced by a 1500m2 lake with two Otterbine fountains and eight Toro Infinity sprinklers.

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Flat roofing specialist Icopal, a BMI Group company, has produced a six-page guide that explains the fire risks of flat roofing and how to mitigate them.