James Routledge argues the case for councils investing in property and provides some tips on how to succeed.
Local authorities spent more than £1bn acquiring property in 2016 as a way of generating new revenue, according to a new report published today.
Gloucester City Council is to set up a board to raise money by buying and selling properties.
Tiffany Cloynes outlines different strategies local authorities can adopt to help generate new revenue streams, including charging and trading.
Local businesses will be given the opportunity to sponsor new street names in Moray after the council approved the revenue generating plan.
A local authority in Essex has invested millions in a research park in the hope it will provide a ‘stable income stream’ as central Government cuts council funding.
The social housing sector has become ‘increasingly commercialised’ as housing associations look for new ways to make money, report find.
Councils could be banned from charging parkruns to use public parks, under new proposals unveiled by the Government.
Gwyn Llewellyn calls on councils to think more broadly about their financing options to enable them to invest and fuel economic growth.
Warrington council is to spend £30m on buying a 33% stake in a new bank in order to lend more to small businesses.