Flat profits, but strong order book growth for Balfour Beatty
Construction giant Balfour Beatty is heading for flat profits growth but has expanded its order book, according to a trading update.
Four Seasons hands 44 care homes to rivals
The facilities will be transferred to Roseberry Care Centres, Belsize Healthcare and Harbour Healthcare under an agreement with one of its largest landlords.
London borough rejects insourcing children’s services
Kingston LBC had considered returning services from a wholly-owned company when their contract ends in 2021.
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.
Tory state aid proposals spark controversy
Questions have been raised over plans to loosen state aid rules post-Brexit under a Conservative government.
Camden in £130m High Court claim against contractors
Legal action has been launched by Camden LBC to recover costs of £130m against a group of contractors.
Review questions benefits of shared services provider
A review of LGSS found ‘no evidence’ the councils benefited through sharing some services.
Viridor reaps rewards from recycling and waste treatment
Lucrative recycling and waste contracts at Viridor have driven up profits for its parent company Pennon Group.
Capita defends record on treatment of workers
Capita has defended its treatment of workers after being labelled the worst major employer in the UK.
Note of caution despite profit growth from Mitie
Mitie has warned of the impact of political uncertainty on its business despite improving financial results.
Kier's chief operating officer quits
Kier’s chief operating officer (COO), Claudio Veritiero, has left the business with immediate effect, after only being appointed in August 2018.
Interserve's White to step down
Interserve has announced its chief executive will step down at the end of the year with her responsibilities devolved to the company’s three main divisions.
Post-Brexit public procurement overhaul proposed
Moves to overhaul procurement rules for public contracts have been met with scepticism.
Profits target upgrade boosts Morgan Sindall
Morgan Sindall’s share price has been bolstered after upgrading its profits forecast.
Kier shares fall following debt sale reports
Kier’s share price has slumped amid reports hedge funds have been buying up debt from lenders.
Amey sale hit by delays
The sale of outsourcing contractor Amey is taking longer than expected, its parent company has admitted.
North Yorkshire expands commercial operations
North Yorkshire CC’s trading arm has acquired a company that will allow it to expand into the rest of Yorkshire and beyond.
Care property company pulls out of joint venture
Delays to projects has prompted a property company to pull out of a joint care home venture.
Isle of Wight looks for trading company partner
Norse is the hot favourite to partner Isle of Wight Council in launching a new trading company.
Gateshead embarks on £90m regeneration project
Developers will be sought to deliver a £90m regeneration of Gateshead town centre.