Liverpool City Council has approved plans to sell Grade II listed Municipal buildings as part of the local authority’s attempt to generate £90 million of savings over the next three years.

North east devolution could be pursued again amid reports that three councils are seeking their own deal.

Tees Valley has received the transfer of £15 million of government money through the region’s ground-breaking devolution deal.

A new report has warned that Lancashire County Council will run out of money within three years.

Childcare costs could ‘sky-rocket’ as nurseries await less funding for a free government childcare scheme, a charity has warned.

The Liverpool City Region is to benefit from improved bus services and investment in the local economy through a new agreement.

Wokingham Borough Council is considering a move to make £19 million in savings, which could means it will not provide key services such as lollipop crossings.

The potential cost to council taxpayers of converting all schools to academies is £320 million, says the LGA.

Wakefield Council has appointed design and consultancy firm Arcadis to deliver its Property and Facilities Management Services.

The government has responded to a consultation about reforms to public sector exit payments.

Somerset County Council is facing a £24 million overspend this financial year, as a result of expensive social care costs and a reduction in government budgets.

A new investigation by ITV programme Suspended: Britain’s Pay Scandal? highlighted that over 1,172 council staff have been suspended from work on full pay, in the last three years.

The Bank of England has told the government that the Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme is no longer needed.

Warwickshire County Council has announced a set of options it will consider to achieve savings of around £67 million by 2020.

Newly released figures have shown that more than 312,000 households have now benefited from government-backed home ownership schemes.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.