If recycling efforts were doubled, then up to £320m could be saved by 2015

Partnerships are invited to submit funds for a share of a £5m Start-Up Fund and will have access to an online Toolbox

50,000 homes across 24 London boroughs have been helped to make energy efficient home improvements

Alphagov will eventually include a range of government services such as car tax applications

Planning and design will need to take into account the impact of extreme weather on essential services

Young people can earn an NVQ and get paid for work in council departments

Creative and digital businesses can bid for up to £100,000 for their projects

Local Government Association also seeking the removal of out of date duties

Dr Helen Paterson will join the council in the summer

Roles created after Surrey Economic Partnership received over £2m funding

Research paper states redesigning services to fit with citizen motivations could reduce the cost of services

New green energy policy will slash energy bills without having to build large scale wind farms

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