Morgan Sindall highlights council partnerships as key
Regeneration company Morgan Sindall has predicted a good year for its partnerships with local authorities and announced strong overall performance in 2017.
Wirral announces £1bn joint venture with Muse
Wirral MBC has defended its decision to collaborate with an external partner after announcing it will work with Muse Developments on a £1bn joint venture.
Fix your funding formula, metro mayors tell Theresa May
Four metro mayors have written directly to Prime Minister Theresa May to protest about being sidelined in the Government’s latest housing investment round in favour of London and the south-east.
The Haringey LLP judgement is significant for the sector
A landmark judgement in favour of Haringey LBC could pave the way for more Limited Liability Partnerships nationwide, writes Rob Hann
More powers needed to unlock land for housing - LGA
Councils should be allowed to charge developers full council tax where land is left after securing planning permission, the Local Government Association (LGA) has argued.
High Court backs Haringey's joint venture with Lendlease
The High Court has ruled in favour of Haringey LBC’s controversial regeneration plans with private developer Lendlease.
Welsh Government moves ahead with vacant land tax
The Welsh Government has decided to move forward with proposals for a vacant land tax to encourage regeneration and tackle the housing crisis.
Haringey wins litigation over controversial housing plans
The High Court has ruled in favour of Haringey LBC over the controversial Haringey Development Vehicle, which saw council leader Claire Kober announce her resignation last month.
Willmott Dixon awarded Rochdale's £80m regen contract
Construction company Willmott Dixon has been awarded an £80m contract to deliver the final part of Rochdale MBC’s £250m flagship regeneration scheme.
Why we are taking a proactive approach to development
Swindon BC’s proactive approach to development is helping to create a sense of place in the town, according to Cllr David Renard
Kober to quit after Haringey regeneration dispute
Haringey LBC’s leader, Claire Kober, has announced plans to stand down from the council at the May elections following a rift within the Labour Party.
Gwynne aims to find compromise over Haringey deal
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne to lead mediation in a dispute over Haringey LBC’s regeneration programme.
'Fourth option' could deliver £6bn for regeneration
Some £6bn could be invested into regeneration by adopting a ‘fourth option’ for local authority property projects, a study into a new model of delivering services has claimed.
Lambeth to lend £300m to new housing company
Lambeth LBC will lend at least £300m to its new housing company over the next five years to kickstart an ambitious plan.
Liverpool moves away from joint ventures with private sector
Liverpool City Council has indicated a move away from joint venture partnerships as it decides whether to lay the foundation for a new housing company.
Appoint 'invigilator' to monitor outsourcing contracts, sector told
The public sector needs to compile a ‘Domesday Book’ of all public service outsourcing contracts and appoint an ‘invigilator’ to review the dodgy ones, a new report has suggested one week after infrastructure giant Carillion collapsed into chaos.
Cabinet Office: Interserve not going to be another Carillion
The Cabinet Office has denied rumours it is concerned infrastructure firm Interserve is headed in the same direction as failed Carillion.
Councils lack PFI management skills
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.
Wandsworth is no ‘off location’
Donald Trump’s infamous tweets drew national headlines once again last week as he decided not to cut the ribbon at the new US Embassy in London. But Paul Martin believes the decision could be a blessing in disguise.
Carillion forced into liquidation
One of the country’s biggest construction and facilities management companies, Carillion, has gone into liquidation after struggling for the last few months.