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London borough rejects insourcing children’s services

11/12/2019

Kingston LBC had considered returning services from a wholly-owned company when their contract ends in 2021.

Portsmouth’s energy firm sale falls through

29/08/2019

Portsmouth City Council has admitted defeat in its search for a buyer for its energy company.

Council buys office to generate income

15/04/2019

South Cambridgeshire DC has made a £13m investment in a high-quality office building to generate an initial net return of around 5.6%.

Harrogate to launch housing company

07/03/2019

Harrogate BC’s housing company will be up and running next month.

Reform outsourcing to avoid £30bn bill, think-tank warns

30/10/2018

Bringing outsourced services in-house would cost local government billions, a think-tank has calculated.

Channel 4 announces list of potential locations for new national headquarters

24/07/2018

Channel 4 has announced that Leeds, Greater Manchester and Birmingham are still in the running to host its new national headquarters.

Councils spend £3.8bn on commercial property, study reveals

12/04/2018

Local authorities spent nearly £4bn on commercial property assets in recent years, a new study into the issues facing the UK’s town centres has revealed.

Councils lack PFI management skills, claims report

18/01/2018

Local authorities lack the skills necessary to manage Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts and risk not getting the best value for money, new research has warned.

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Managing short-term lets

Deborah Heather explores the issue of homestay rentals and managing short-term lets within council boundaries.
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Personal Advisor – Leaving Care Team

London Borough of Bexley
£25,809 - £28,215 (plus Essential Car User Allowance currently £846 pa)
You will work within the Leaving Care team which is part of Bexley’s Looked After Children and Permanence Service. Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Social Worker – Children with Disabilities

London Borough of Bexley
£32,517 - £41,934 inc benefits
Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Child and Family Support Worker - Supervised Contact Service

Essex County Council
£20200.0 - £26275.0 per annum
The primary role for a child and family support worker based within the Contact Service is to supervise, support and facilitate contact primarily bet England, Essex, Basildon
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Residential Worker - Longwood Place

Essex County Council
£20200 - £26275 per annum
This is a permanent part time 21 hours a week position. Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, England, Essex
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Head of Development Services

Tewkesbury Borough Council
£59,433 - £65,802 (SM6)
This post is a key part of the management team, supporting the corporate agenda and working across a broad portfolio to shape and deliver... Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Recuriter: Tewkesbury Borough Council

Public Property

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This issue of Public Property examines how public sector organisations can unlock the hidden value in their land, and why a new approach to construction could help boost the outcomes of the Government’s One Public Estate programme.

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