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’.

Specialist IT staff serving Glasgow City Council have begun three weeks of strike action over fears that IT services may be privatised.

Ten libraries in Swindon are set to close unless community groups volunteer to take them over, Swindon Council has warned.

In its latest report, Nesta has called on the government to ringfence £4 million to enable data scientists to sift councils’ ‘data goldmines’.

Coventry City Council has supported a bid from Jaguar Land Rover calling on the government to back plans to build electric vehicles (EVs) in the area.

A LocalGov survey conducted in partnership with Morgan Sindall has revealed that seven out of 10 councils use the Social Value Act when commissioning or procuring services.

Northampton Borough Council has apologised over its handling of a loan to Northampton Town Football Club, after a report by its internal auditor Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), described the council’s management as ‘inadequate’.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.

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