Poole Council has scrapped plans for a £250,000 revamp of its civic centre after widespread criticism.

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will not remain within the European single market, explains that remaining in it would mean ‘not leaving the EU at all’.

More than 200 authorities have opted to join the Local Government Association’s (LGA’s) Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA), set up to manage council auditing contracts.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced a series of grants totalling £4 million, which will allow museums and galleries across England to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces.

New plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid includes a £60 tax reform to make it easier for companies to connect more homes and businesses across England to gold standard full fibre broadband.

Council libraries should do more to encourage e-readers

A report from Better Connected, the annual survey of local authority website performance, has called on council library services to do more to make it easier for people to sign up and use their e-books, e-magazines and e-audio services.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced how its £1.2 billion of road funding will be allocated between councils across England for the 2017 to 2018 financial year.

A survey carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), and commissioned by the National Trust, has revealed 72 per cent of ward councillors believe the local planning system benefits developers at the expense of councils and local communities.

Sheffield City Council has said it is considering a move to end its contract with a waste firm 20 years early, claiming the deal is no longer fulfilling its needs.

Colchester Council has announced it is rolling out the use of body cameras for members of staff who deal with the public, after a council employee was accused of assaulting a homeless man.

Lord Hill, the former European commissioner for financial services, who resigned after the referendum vote for Brexit, has urged the government to be ‘grown-up’ in its negotiations with the EU.

A new agreement has been released offering an all-in-one solution for printer/copier, managed print and records information management needs.

According to a new survey conducted by the British Parking Association (BPA), half of motorists prefer to use traditional cash pay and display machines when paying for parking.

Wrexham Council has received criticism over its decision to outsource its zero tolerance litter enforcement to Kingdom Security, after it was revealed the council only received 11 per cent of the firm’s £263,000 litter fines.

Gary Shapiro, the CES tech show’s event organiser has raised concern over the the UK government's lack of support for start-up companies, claiming the help available was a ‘source of embarrassment’.

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