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The local authority spending watchdog in Scotland has acknowledged the benefits of arms-length external organisations (ALEOs) but warned they require ‘careful consideration’ before adoption.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced a ‘thorough and far-reaching’ review into the arms-length organisation that managed Grenfell Tower.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Kensington and Chelsea Council decided to terminate its housing almo. Neil Merrick explores if other councils will now review how they manage their housing stock.
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC has decided to terminate its contract with the arms-length organisation that managed the Grenfell Tower, where 80 people died in a deadly blaze in June.
The way in which councils in Scotland use arm’s length bodies to deliver local services is to be examined by MSPs to ensure they are accountable and provide value for money.
A council-owned company to deliver waste collection services is to be set up in Liverpool, after staff voted in favour of the move.
Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Borough Homes have signed an agreement securing their successful partnership for the next 30 years.
Reforming and abolishing public bodies has saved more than £2bn since 2010, according to minister for the cabinet office Francis Maude.
The current system of arms-length government has been blasted by MPs as 'confused' and lacking accountability despite recent reforms.
Publicly owned forests will be exempt from house building plans put forward by government bodies, following last minute pressure in the House of Lords.