52 per cent of small firms have been stung by unfair contract terms with suppliers, costing nearly £4 billion in the last three years.

Forest Heath District Council has announced it has purchased one of the largest council owned solar farms in the UK, in a move that is expected to bring in an annual income of up to £700,000.

A report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has found that the number of adults visiting public libraries in England has fallen by almost a third in the last decade.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for new powers to allow it to introduce lane rental schemes without the requirement to get approval from the government, in a bid to help tackle congestion.

The Scottish Borders Council has said that work is undergoing to deliver super-fast broadband to homes in the areas, which are currently missing out on the service.

Bristol City Council has signed a contract with council owned the Bristol Waste Company (BWC) to manage waste collection and disposal services in t

Nottinghamshire City Council has raised concerns over plans to let Bassetlaw DC join the Sheffield City Region, claiming the move would be ‘bad for local democracy’.

A new report has found the small business sector in England has the potential to double the number of apprentices they take on to well over two million, if incentives and support improve.

Derbyshire County Council has said it will challenge the plans to allow a Sheffield regional mayor to oversee some services in Chesterfield.

Lambeth council is set to review its security and access arrangements after council staff and councillors were subject to aggression and abuse from protestors.

Labour has announced Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham as its candidate for Greater Manchester’s first mayoral election.

A new report by Policy Exchange has suggested that relocating 25,000 London-based civil servants to local authorities and city regions would boost productivity and innovation in the delivery of public service.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to make the national minimum standard of broadband speed a law, after Whitehall pledged to give citizens the legal right to access a minimum download speed of 10Mbps by 2020.

The Scottish Borders Council is considering plans to develop existing cycling events and build on consumer demand.

Buckinghamshire County Council and Harrow Council have agreed to sign a new HR shared service deal which will cover services from employee relations to payroll.

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