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Christchurch Borough Council has warned it could take legal action if the Government forces it to merge with Bournemouth and Poole councils.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday announced he was ‘minded’ to support two locally-led proposals for merging district councils in Somerset and Suffolk.
Council leaders have put forward ‘ambitious’ proposals to create a single council for West Suffolk in a move they hope will ‘drive prosperity’ in the region.
Councils will be unable to cover the costs of voluntary mergers in Wales using their reserves, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA) has warned.
Plans to create a new single council for East Kent are being postponed after Shepway District Council voted against the proposal.
Laura Sharman reports on a recent webinar exploring how two councils in Australia managed large scale change effectively when they became a ‘super council’.
This is your last chance to sign up to a free webinar exploring how councils can implement successful mergers and partnerships.
Find out how Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council in Australia prepared themselves to merge together.
Ivan Seselj explores what UK councils can learn from their Australian counterparts when it comes
to implementing successful shared services and mergers.
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils made history this month after becoming the first two districts in more than 40 years to approve a formal merger.