Joint venture

Joint venture unlocks ‘biggest brownfield’ site in the Black Country

21/10/2019

Industrial land in Sandwell is set to be the site of a 750-home community after a deal was struck by the council and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Trafford Council signs £50m property deal

03/10/2019

Trafford Council and Bruntwood Works have exchanged contracts on a £50m joint venture.

Derbyshire considers new joint ventures with Suffolk

05/09/2019

Derbyshire County Council is considering plans to set up two joint ventures with Suffolk County Council.

£450m flagship regeneration project scrapped

28/08/2019

Southampton City Council has terminated an agreement for a multi-million pound regeneration project.

Brentwood Council signs £1bn joint venture

02/08/2019

A £1bn joint venture to deliver new homes, public spaces and local facilities has been agreed between Brentwood Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments.

Birmingham CC and Capita ‘dissolve’ long-standing partnership

02/08/2019

Birmingham City Council has announced that its 13 year joint venture with Capita has been ‘largely ended’, reportedly saving taxpayers £44m.

Council announces joint venture worth £1bn

22/03/2019

Brentwood Borough Council has announced a new contract with Morgan Sindall Investments to deliver new homes and commercial facilities.

Counties launch joint venture to recruit temporary agency staff

21/09/2018

Hampshire has joined forces with a company set up by Kent County Council to recruit temporary agency workers.

Surrey CC signs joint venture to deliver ‘thousands’ of homes

06/09/2018

Surrey CC has signed up to a 15-year strategic joint venture with the hope of increasing investment in the county and delivering ‘thousands’ of new homes.

Council signs joint venture agreement to deliver 500 homes

18/04/2018

Hertfordshire County Council has signed a joint venture agreement with developers Morgan Sindall Investments to deliver an estimated 500 new properties.

Joint venture doubles investment in cities to £200m

04/03/2018

A public-private joint venture has announced it will double its investment in cities and towns in England to £200m.

Getting physical

27/02/2018

Andy Howell explains how active healthier lifestyles are being driven by urban renewal in Slough.

A seaside success story

04/01/2018

Duncan Johnston explores how Bournemouth Borough Council is using a joint venture to help reinvigorate and change the perception of the town.

Birmingham proposes flexible ICT partnership

07/11/2017

A more flexible ICT partnership to save £43m by 2021 has been proposed by Birmingham City Council to replace the current joint venture.

Council invests in joint venture to 'turbo-charge' development

19/10/2017

Wirral Council has announced its intention to acquire a number of strategic sites and buildings to ‘turbo-charge’ the work of a new joint venture business, the Wirral Growth Company.

Council ‘dissolves’ ICT joint venture

18/05/2017

Birmingham City Council has ‘dissolved’ a joint venture partnership that was designed to deliver ICT services across the council.

Haringey's £2bn regeneration plans

16/05/2017

The privatisation of £2bn of council assets or an opportunity to deliver thousands of new homes and regenerate ailing estates? William Eichler investigates Haringey’s new Development Vehicle.

Joint Ventures: A match made in Heaven?

09/12/2016

There is an increasing need for formalised partnerships between public and private organisations. Andrew Savege considers the advantages of joint ventures.

Liverpool Council takes control of markets for £1

28/09/2016

Liverpool City Council has taken control of all market operations in the city for a pound.

Getting the most from joint working

25/08/2016

Harlow DC chief executive Malcolm Morley explains how councils can make joint working more successful.

Failed joint venture to cost Lancashire £500,000

03/06/2016

Lancashire County Council will write off £500,000 after a joint venture it invested in folded.

County launches joint venture to deliver £200m of building projects

01/06/2016

Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a joint venture to deliver more than £200m of built environment projects over the next ten years.

Council agrees district heating joint venture

19/05/2016

Cheshire East Council has entered a joint venture with energy and services company ENGIE to create eco-efficient district heating networks in the area.

County signs highways joint venture

05/05/2016

A new joint venture to deliver highways services has been signed by East Sussex County Council.

Joint ventures offer ‘great opportunities for savings’, report says

21/04/2016

Local authorities can use joint ventures (JVs) to deliver services effectively, but only if objectives and partnership arrangements are carefully consider, report says.

Havant council sets up joint venture company

10/03/2016

Havant Borough Council is setting up a joint venture to deliver environmental and operational services in the borough.

Havant unveils plans to switch key services to new company

21/01/2016

A council in Hampshire is planning to set up a joint venture company to run its services in a deal believed to be the first of its kind in the south of England.

Six local authorities to develop new models for youth services

13/01/2016

Six local authorities have been chosen to share £200,000 funding to help change the way they deliver youth services.

Councils warn of reaching financial ‘tipping point’

04/09/2015

Councils across the country have warned they must make savings ‘significantly’ more than originally planned, and are bracing themselves for further cuts following the upcoming spending review.

West Suffolk councils launch commercial joint venture

17/08/2015

Two West Suffolk councils have set up a new joint venture company to deliver facilities management services.

Contracts awarded for a decade of Smart Motorway construction

23/07/2015

Highways England has announced the names of three construction consortia and three design joint ventures that will deliver a £1.5bn programme of all-lane-running Smart Motorway projects over the next five to 10 years.

Give commercial councils tax break, argues think tank

25/03/2015

New council-owned trading companies should be given a three-year corporation tax holiday funded by government departmental underspends, a think-tank report has suggested.

New Institute to provide housing finance support

16/03/2015

A Housing Finance Institute is to be set up by Government in a bid to address the skills and knowledge gap in delivering local authority housing.

Council backs new joint venture company despite privatisation fears

12/01/2015

A Cheshire council’s decision to back a new joint venture company has been blasted as ‘wrong in every respect’ by opposition councillors.

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