How Enterprise Ireland companies help the UK secure the road ahead
Ireland’s innovation agency is helping to improve road usability, quality, access and most importantly safety writes Laura Brocklebank, Enterprise Ireland’s Manchester based UK Local Authorities Lead.
No deal Brexit trial attracts 89 lorries
Kent CC and the Department for Transport today tested plans for managing heavy congestion in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Budget 2018: Cash for care could be swallowed up by rates relief
Chancellor Phillip Hammond is expected to announce nearly a billion pounds for social care in an austerity-busting budget later today.
Amey hit by £50m compensation bill - reports
Amey has been ordered to pay Birmingham City Council more than £50m in compensation after the contractor lost a long-running court battle, according to reports.
Future Forum: LGA to push for place-based EU funding replacement
The Local Government Association (LGA) will push for a place-based replacement for EU funding after Brexit, Smith Square’s chief executive has said.
Amey starts on next phase of cycle project
Construction giant Amey has begun work on the second phase of a major cycle scheme project funded by Birmingham City Council.
Highways maintenance backlog falls to £9bn
The estimated highways maintenance backlog has fallen by almost 23% this year to £9.3bn from £12bn.
Tories oust leader as Northants signs off budget
Northamptonshire CC today signed off its redrafted budget – but the council’s leader has been ousted as head of the ruling Conservative group.
Row over contract extension
Hertfordshire CC is controversially planning to extended its highways maintenance contract with Ringway.
Road cost spirals and could rise further
Councillors have allocated £19m more to cover the rising cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road amid warnings the projected £205m cost may still rise.
The hole truth
Peterborough City Council found itself tabloid fodder this week due to a man and his damaged Ferrari.
Highways deal offers better value for East Sussex
The appointment of a new joint venture to take responsibility over highways in East Sussex will offer value for money and improved services, according to the county council.
Budget 2016: Government 'redoubles efforts to make Britain fit for future'
Chancellor George Osborne has announced funding for major transport infrastructure projects in the north of England and given a commitment to part-fund Crossrail 2.
White Van Man on . . . the end of the year accounts
I mean, my council has suddenly decided all the pavements need a going over so the place is full of signs with arrows saying ‘footway closed’.
Spending Review: Transport major plank of Osborne's spending plans
Chancellor George Osborne made transport investment a major plank of his spending plans once again, including an eye-catching £250m local pothole fund.
DfT raises fears over hyper-inflation
Inflationary pressures hitting a major highways project could set a ‘difficult precedent’ for public spending across the country, the Department for Transport (DfT) fears.
Explaining the difference between capital and revenue
Capital and revenue are words to which we in local government do not give a second thought when discussing current and future budget issues but chief finance officer at Oxfordshire CC, Lorna Baxter, says we need to explain the difference.
Cornwall devolution 'could provide blueprint'
Cornwall councillors have backed proposals to make an agreement with the Government to secure more devolved powers over transport, housing and economic growth.
White Van Man on . . . roadworks
Well, judging by the amount of roadworks suddenly going on they must be getting rid of it out the door as fast as they can.
National politicians have few new answers
Director of the New Local Government Network think tank, Simon Parker, asks what the future holds for local government.