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Trade union Unison has backed a Labour MP’s call for a windfall tax on private companies delivering public services.
Collaboration between local authorities and the private sector would improve foster care for children, a new Government report has suggested.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has found an additional £166m to ease spending pressures in social care and rural areas in the final 2018/19 settlement.
Seven councils in south Essex have taken the ‘momentous’ decision to form an association to give the region a national voice.
Local authorities should ‘seriously consider’ entering into joint venture partnerships with housing associations, a think-tank has urged.
Local government outsourcer Capita has launched a major transformation programme as it grapples with a predicted £1bn debt and attempts to generate more cash.
Local authorities lack the skills necessary to manage Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts and risk not getting the best value for money, new research has warned.
One of the country’s biggest construction and facilities management companies, Carillion, has gone into liquidation after struggling for the last few months.
The Government’s focus on new homes is leading to increased pressure on the availability of employment land and premises, businesses say.
Private healthcare provider Virgin Care’s legal proceedings against Surrey CC and NHS England have been dropped.