Hull bids to pilot Universal Basic Income
Councillors voted to establish a steering group and seek support from the Government.
Enforcement looms over Grenfell-style cladding towers
Plans are yet to be put forward to remove potentially dangerous Grenfell-style cladding on dozens of tower blocks.
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.
Scottish City Deals ‘lack aims and objectives’
Watchdogs have questioned the transparency and oversight of Scotland’s £5.2bn City Deals.
Collaboration key to £104m development
Westminster City Council partnered with four private sector organisations to create the mixed-use development.
Sandwell interim chief takes permanent role
David Stevens has been announced as chief executive of Sandwell MBC.
Cornwall awards waste contract after procurement delay
Cornwall Council has appointed Biffa to provide its waste collection service after scaling back its contract demands.
Rutland chief announces retirement
Helen Briggs said it had been an 'honour’ to serve the council for 13 years.
Medway given six months to turn around children's services
Medway Council could lose control of its children’s services unless it improves standards within the next six months.
Doubts cast over council's £100m investment plan
West Berkshire Council is to review its property investment strategy.
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.
South Kesteven names new chief executive
Karen Bradford will move from from Gedling BC in the next few months.
LGA to hit back at proposed council tax restrictions
The Local Government Association (LGA) is to fight proposals to restrict council tax rises to 2% without the holding of a referendum.
Northamptonshire unitaries to save £86m
Local government reorganisation in Northamptonshire will cost just over £40m, according to the early official estimates.
Sutton set to take full ownership of outsourced education company
An independent report has found that the company had ‘moved away’ from the council’s ‘ambitions and values’.
EXCLUSIVE: Government rejects pleas for flood recovery funding flexibility
The Government has rejected councils’ appeals for more flexibility over funding for flood recovery.
LGA calls for seat at table in children's care review
The Local Government Association (LGA) is pressing for close involvement in the Government’s pledged children’s social care review.
Business rates retention pilots come under fire
Piloting of business rates retention has been criticised by local government treasurers.
Stoke-on-Trent warns of job cuts
The council is aiming to make £9.2m of savings next year.