Modern slavery referrals by councils 'spiral'

Modern slavery referrals by councils 'spiral'

A sharp increase in the number of suspected cases of modern slavery is having a ‘huge impact’ on council services, town hall chiefs have warned.

Interserve handed £660m of contracts before going into administration

Construction and facilities giant Interserve was handed £660m of public sector contracts before it went into administration last week, experts have revealed.

Interserve handed £660m of contracts before going into administration
In competition with the PWLB

Christian Wall considers what alternative funding channels are available to local authorities beyond the Public Works Loan Board.

Avoiding the precipice

As councils seek ways to meet the funding gap, Martin Reeves and Rob Whiteman look at the implications for the future of public services and how we need a mature debate on prevention, accountability and joined up services.


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