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From council pay rises to troubled outsourcing firms, here is our countdown of the 100 most popular stories on LocalGov during 2018.
With shares in outsourcer Interserve falling to an all-time low, is another market failure on the cards? Mark Whitehead explores.
Outsourcer Interserve continued to look fragile today as its shares plunged to a new all-time low despite the announcement of a new restructuring operation.
Construction giant Kier is the latest outsourcing company to raise fears after its share price bombed 33% on Friday.
Outsourcing company Capita has agreed to pay more than £4m compensation to Barnet Council for its poor performance - but will continue providing services until at least next year.
Outsourcing companies will have to draw up 'living wills' saying what would happen if they go bust under plans announced by the Government.
Mears Group has agreed to buy the social housing maintenance arm of Mitie Property Services in a deal worth up to £35m.
Mark Whitehead explores why councils are reconsidering their reliance on big private sector companies to provide public services.
Fresh concerns have been raised over the future of outsourcing giant Interserve following a huge drop in its share price.
Westminster City Council has renewed its contract with Capita in a deal worth around £65m over a decade.