Wales councils have slowest download speeds

Figures from the House of Commons library have shown that seven out of 10 of the council wards with the slowest download speeds are in Wales.

Leicester City Council signs new software agreement to transform operations

Leicester City Council, has partnered with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne to modernise IT and transform business operations.

Charities call for reform of bailiff procedure

A new report published today by a coalition of debt charities has called on councils to do more to prevent the use of bad practice by bailiffs.

Westminster Council opposes phone box junk ads

Westminster City Council has raised concern over plans to install 80 phone boxes in locations across the city.

Campaign outlines councils’ cuts to bus funding

According to data collated via freedom of information (FoI) request submitted by the Campaign for Better Transport, £30 million of bus funding has been cut in last year alone leading to the closure of hundreds of routes.

Barnsley Council invests further £70m in Glass Works retail scheme

Barnsley Council and Queensberry have announced a further £70 million will be invested in the Glass Works, a £120 million retail-led scheme which is aimed at transforming the heart the town.

Southampton saves over £17,000 on tyres

Southampton City Council has saved more than 10 per cent on its annual tyre bill using the Crown Commercial Service tyres agreement.

CCS launches new Courier Services framework

A new Courier Services framework will provide public sector customers with a quicker and easier route for buying courier services.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council signs new data sharing contract

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has signed a contract with Capita One to improve integration between its computer systems and simplify data sharing across children’s services.

Bob Price, Oxford City Council's leader has called the revised plans to merge Oxfordshire's six councils ‘confused’, claiming they did not address the city's governance in an acceptable way.

CCS supports public sector save on water bills

A new water framework agreement will enable public sector organisations to choose which company supplies their water services.

Basildon and Brentwood councils to explore shared services

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Basildon Council and Brentwood Borough Council to work together to explore further opportunities for partnership and collaborative working.

New digital framework attracts 2,000 SMEs

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Government Digital Service (GDS) have launched the new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework to supply technical expertise to the public sector.

DCMS announces new measures to boost growth of AI

The Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced new measures to support Britain’s world-leading AI sector as part of a Digital Strategy, due to published on 1 March, to boost growth and deliver a ‘thriving, outward-looking digital economy that works for everyone’.

DCLG announces £191m cash injection for South West

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a government cash boost of £191 million for the South West to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth.

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