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Geed up by a spirit of entrepreneurialism, councils up and down the land were busy exploring new ways to respond to their communities in 2018.
Councils are increasingly turning to commercialisation to escape austerity, a business model that has brought added moral dilemmas, report finds.
Central government ‘must do more’ to understand local authority finances and their impact on taxpayers, Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has claimed.
Liverpool City Council has taken control of all market operations in the city for a pound.
Local authority leaders are open to commercialisation but are held back by fear and lack of experience, new report finds.