Amey environment and utilities businesses to 'go on sale'
Amey is putting its environment and waste and utilities businesses up for sale, according to reports.
Infrastructure roll-out poses 'reputational risk' to Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes councillors have been told the authority faces financial and reputational risk over the roll-out of fibre optic broadband in the town.
Seven Ways to ‘Fix’ £billions of Government Grant Money
Over eight years the local government funding formula has shifted money from poor to rich, from North to South, from inner to outer London and from urban to rural areas, says Cllr Graham Chapman. ‘The poorer the area the more it has lost.’
Amey sale hit by delays
The sale of outsourcing contractor Amey is taking longer than expected, its parent company has admitted.
Drawing the lines
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Kier slumps to ‘disappointing’ £245m loss
Kier Group has announced losses of £245m following what its chief executive conceded was a ‘difficult’ year.
Minister handed Brexit cash demand in Portsmouth
Portsmouth has demanded more funds to cover Brexit costs during a ministerial visit.
Carter hits out at customs points suggestions
Kent CC’s leader has hit out at suggestions customs points for lorries leaving Channel ports following a no-deal Brexit may be predominately in his county.
Birmingham seeks £85m interim highways contractor
Birmingham City Council’s highways PFI vehicle has launched a search for a subcontractor to operate and maintain the city’s roads for a 15-month period in a deal worth up to £85m.
Government activates emergency funds for flood-hit councils
Whitehall has activated an emergency fund for councils affected by flooding.
Councils forge ahead with clear-up after flooding
Staff at England's largest council have started work to repair the flood damage that closed roads and deluged homes.
Kier dropped from major infrastructure project
The construction firm’s role in the King’s Dyke crossing project has ended following discussions with Cambridgeshire CC and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Kier share price slumps to new low
Shares in Kier Group fell to a record low this week after two influential fund managers cut their stakes in the outsourcing specialist.
A Ring for a ring
Diary is always pleased to hear about positive outcomes when residents ring councils for help and get the outcome they wanted.
Review into Northamptonshire highways contract announced
A review into Northamptonshire CC’s highways contract with KierWSP has been launched.
Diary believes it has found a new benchmark for the worst piece of street furniture in the country.
Capita to retain some Barnet contracts
Barnet LBC is to leave some outsourced services in the hands of Capita despite concerns over quality.
Cities slam Government over clean air hold-up
England’s two largest councils have blamed the government for ‘significant’ delays to their plans to introduce charging Clean Air Zones (CAZs) to tackle air pollution.
Birmingham members reserve final say on Amey settlement
The final details of a settlement between Birmingham City Council and highways contractor Amey will go before senior councillors next month.
Senior councillors meet to agree Amey terms
Birmingham City Council’s cabinet is to decide on terms to end its fraught highways contract with Amey at a meeting tomorrow.