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.
Caroline Walker explains why local authorities are steadily emerging as the ‘new investor class’ in the wake of Brexit.
An innovative new finance deal is expected to generate millions of pounds for Portsmouth City Council.
Reading BC is set to sign off another £10.5m in efficiency savings as the local authority aims to fill a £42m funding gap.
A new company dedicated to accelerating economic growth has been set up by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.
Local authorities are not using all the options at their disposal to generate income because of weaknesses in their policies and in how they use data, auditors say.