Councils push for powers to regulate Airbnb accommodation
Bath & North East Somerset Council has joined calls for powers to regulate Airbnb accommodation.
North Yorkshire mulls utilities flood defence funding
North Yorkshire CC is to look at funding flood defence work through contributions from utilities companies.
Aberdeen announces 369-home development
Aberdeen City Council has selected CHAP Group to build 369 homes.
Redbridge goes it alone after parting with Amey
Redbridge LBC has ended a 12-year relationship with Amey to establish its own waste company.
Councils asked for verdict on Persimmon overhaul
Councils are among the 100,000 organisations approached to take part in an independent review into housebuilder Persimmon.
Acquisition delivers revenue boost for Mears
Mears’ acquisition of a rival social housing business has helped drive up its revenues so far this year.
Formal dispute opened by union at Northamptonshire
A trade union has lodged a dispute with Northamptonshire CC.
Council chief calls for reform of emergency flood funds
A council hit by heavy flooding has called for the system of Government support to be overhauled.
Work begins on overhaul of asylum dispersal
Work will begin this summer on reforming the system for accommodating asylum seekers arriving in the country.
Government activates emergency funds for flood-hit councils
Whitehall has activated an emergency fund for councils affected by flooding.
Finance chief to take on Brum boss role
Birmingham City Council’s chief finance officer Clive Heaphy is to act up as chief executive when current incumbent Dawn Baxendale leaves the post.
280,000 approved homes not completed
The number of planning permissions granted far outweighs the number of completions, according to new research.
Winchester mulls new waste contract
Winchester City Council has extended a waste deal with Biffa while it draws up plans for a new long-term contract.
Herts and Veolia end incinerator contract
A contract between Hertfordshire CC and Veolia to build an incinerator has been terminated after repeatedly failing to gain planning permission.
LGA airs its Brexit fears
New communities secretary Robert Jenrick has attempted to soothe Local Government Association (LGA) Brexit concerns after hearing them directly at a crunch Marsham Street meeting.
Morgan Sindall capitalises on council contract wins
Morgan Sindall’s property services arm has helped bolster the group’s profit margins this year.
Moray warned time is running out
Audit Scotland has told a council that it has 'limited time' to curb spending before its reserves run out.
Report: 580,000 more social workers needed by 2035
More than 500,000 social care jobs in England will need to be filled by 2035, a new report has predicted.
Councils to buy waste facility after deal terminated
Two councils are negotiating to buy a waste treatment facility after a problematic deal collapsed.
Portsmouth chief to take on CCG leadership
Proposals have been made for Portsmouth City Council’s chief to take on leadership of his Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).