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A district council has been accused of putting public money at risk in a 35-year deal to lease a shopping centre from a commercial development company.
A new study has revealed local authorities have invested £3.8bn in commercial property to save struggling town centres. Dr Steve Norris and Ed Cooke report on the findings.
Councils are failing to understand the full risk implications when engaging in commercial activities, a new survey has warned.
More than half of UK councils have introduced charges for garden waste collection totalling almost £74m a year, according to new research.
Local authorities have sold-off thousands of public buildings and spaces to private developers in order to cover the loss of central Government funding, charity finds.
Ken Lyon explains how Birmingham City Council is harnessing its considerable assets and skills to generate extra income.
Bolton Council has completed the purchase of the Crompton Place shopping centre for £14.8m.
Knowsley Council has agreed to drop proposals to sell 10% of the borough’s parks.
Northamptonshire County Council plans to sell its county hall and sub-let parts of its corporate headquarters to generate extra income.
Liverpool City Council is set to buy Liverpool Central Shopping Centre in a bid to earn £4.3m over the first five years.