Union calls on Brent councillors to bring cleaning services in-house
The union GMB have thrown their support behind recommendations for Brent Council to bring their cleaning services back in-house.
Council revenues unlikely to ‘keep pace’ with demand on services
Revenues from business rates and council tax will not keep pace with rising costs and demands for services, financial experts have warned.
English councils undergoing harshest spending cuts
English councils have been hit twice as hard by spending cuts compared to their Scottish and Welsh counterparts, according to a study published today.
The December issue of Local Government News looks at the consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services, the launch of Liverpool’s housing company and how councils can best manage roles in local authority companies.
It also has a special section on green building and energy efficiency including what funding is available to enable councils to deliver heat networks and how councils can pay for ‘smart buildings’.