Network Services 2 framework goes live

The Crown Commercial Service has announced that the Network Services 2 framework agreement, believed to be worth £5 billion, has gone live.

Second rescue deal needed for government contractor

Interserve has revealed that it is in need of a second rescue deal from the government as it struggles with £500 million of debt.

Local Industrial Strategies to build on unique local strengths

Ministers have announced that the entire country will be able to benefit from developing a local Industrial Strategy.

Consultation on a new unitary council for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire councillors are set to decide whether to press ahead with a formal public consultation on plans to create a new unitary authority.

Over 130,000 children will be homeless at Christmas

Housing charity Shelter has claimed that more than 130,000 children across Great Britain will spend Christmas in temporary accommodation.

Local elections offering disabled candidates grant scheme

£250,000 will help people with disabilities run for elected office in next year’s council elections.

Cash injection needed to avoid ‘catastrophic collapse’

Council leaders have demanded that a forthcoming cut in funding of £1.3 billion is cancelled to stop an impending ‘catastrophic collapse’.

Councils advised to set up ‘food resilience teams’

Food policy experts have written to every UK council advising them to set up ‘food resilience teams’ to prepare for different Brexit scenarios.

Government takes over children's services in Northampton

The government has taken over Northamptonshire County Council’s children's services department.

Help to Buy aiding 400,000 onto the housing ladder

More than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the government’s Help to Buy schemes.

Westminster austerity agenda costs Wales 28,000 jobs

28,100 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales since 2010 as a result of severe spending cuts driven by the UK Westminster government.

New financial penalties for fly tipping households

New financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly give their waste to a licensed carrier are coming in to force.

Sprinklers at only four per cent of capital’s high rise blocks

Just four per cent of London’s high rise council housing blocks have sprinklers installed, 18 months after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nottingham City Council's air quality plan approved

The government has announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in Nottingham city centre.

New government procurement measures announced

David Lidington is announcing new measures to deliver better public services and use procurement contracts as a ‘force for good’.

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