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Call to simplify councils’ procurement processes

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Fife wins £3.1m after successful legal challenge

Fife Council has been awarded £3.1m from insurance group RSA after it won the legal challenge it launched against a coal mining company.

Camden set to knockout joint venture plans

Camden LBC was this week expected to reject single joint venture deals as part of its efforts to provide affordable housing.

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Finding the 'more for less' catalyst

Why can't we have multi-user multi-agency hubs in each town that any public sector service can use, asks Ian Bailey?

Shared services deal to revitalise town

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Serco apology over failure to pay schools’ staff wages

Outsourcing giant Serco has apologised to schools in Lincolnshire after failing to pay staff wages and invoices.