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The commercial division of Oxford City Council has announced it plans to deliver over £10m in value back to the council by setting up two wholly-owned local authority trading companies.
North Yorkshire County Council has become the first local authority in the North to trade its legal services.
Although three-quarters of councils now charge for garden waste collections, less than half of council websites provide a good or very good service for this task, a new survey has revealed.
A new retail park in Portsmouth will generate £1m per year for the city council in rental income.
Around 450 staff have transferred to a new housing repairs and maintenance company owned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
A council has decided to sell off its £53m newly opened headquarters in order to cover social care costs.
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An increased drive for commercialism is forcing many council chiefs to re-assess the fundamental role of local authorities in an age of austerity. Rod Penman reports.