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Every chief executive is familiar with problems, challenges and failures – but what about successes? Michael Burton reports on a recent round table debate which looked at the positives in the sector.

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Two local government contractors – Interserve and Kier – have announced falls in pre-tax profits, despite increases in revenue.

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North East Lincolnshire Council is looking at developing a funeral company to deliver ‘affordable services’ to local residents.

The future of local authority accounts closedown

Crucial messages on core local government accounting tasks have come from a new report by CIPFA and EY