Kier shares surge on trading update
Investors have issued a vote of confidence in Kier’s efforts to turn around the business with a jump in its share price.
Collaboration key to £104m development
Westminster City Council partnered with four private sector organisations to create the mixed-use development.
Cornwall awards waste contract after procurement delay
Cornwall Council has appointed Biffa to provide its waste collection service after scaling back its contract demands.
Outsourcing boosts recycling rates - study
Outsourced waste collections are achieving higher recycling rates than in-house services, new research has suggested.
Harrogate hands Willmott Dixon £10m leisure build contract
Harrogate BC has awarded a £10m contract to Willmott Dixon to overhaul a leisure centre in Ripon.
Annual local government procurement tops £23bn
Local government procurement showed no signs of flagging in 2019 as spending increased.
YPO agrees £50m Findel purchase
The public sector procurement company has struck a deal to buy rival Findel Education.
Union and social enterprise clash over library strike
A trade union has questioned the treatment of workers by a social enterprise running hundreds of council-owned leisure facilities.
Fisher moves on up at Amey as Milner departs
Amey has appointed Amanda Fisher as acting CEO after showing the door to incumbent Andy Milner.
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.