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Two local councils have had ‘informal’ discussions about breaking away from a struggling East Sussex County Council in response to an ongoing financial crisis.
A single senior management team for a new Nottinghamshire unitary would deliver ‘significant savings’ and improve service quality, the county council’s leader has claimed.
Corby Borough Council has refused to sign up to Northamptonshire’s proposed local government overhaul.
Christchurch Borough Council has been refused leave to appeal the judgement about local government reorganisation.
Christchurch BC may launch an appeal after a High Court judge today refused its challenge to local government reorganisation plans.
Nottinghamshire County Council has agreed to develop a formal case for a new unitary authority, saying it could save up to £30m a year.
Dorset council leaders have welcomed Parliament’s decision to create two new unitary councils in the South Western county.
Christchurch BC has launched a legal challenge to plans for a reorganisation of local government in Dorset.
The tight timeframe for reorganising local government across Northamptonshire claimed its first victim this week despite ministers’ decision to extend the consultation period.
The district councils in Somerset have warned the county’s claim a single unitary authority could save up to £28m are ‘unrealistic’ and not based on sound analysis.