A bid to merge all council services in Dorset under the control of two new authorities has moved a step closer.

Research has shown that the print estate is largely being left behind when it comes to local authority cloud adoption.

Southwark Council has announced plans to join a shared IT service with two other London local authorities.

A report has found that buses employing a range of green transport technologies are gradually transforming the sector.

The Green Party has launched a campaign calling for action to improve air quality in Sheffield.

Inverclyde council has announced plans to freeze its basic council tax bills.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called on the government to do more to demonstrate the actual value for money of green energy schemes paid for by bill payers.

A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that tax is expected to rise as a share of the UK’s income, to its highest level in 30 years.

Edinburgh Council has approved a plan for the Lothian Chambers, a B-Listed building on George IV Bridge, to host the French consulate, and take on a new lease of life as Scotland’s ‘House of France’.

The Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has confirmed that it has used £430,000 of public funding to repair the Gobbins Cliff Path in County Antrim, after it was shut as a result of storm damage.

Surrey Council has scrapped its plans to increase its council tax by 15 per cent, and has instead approved a rise of 4.99 per cent.

A report conducted by Reform has outlined that the increasing advances in technology, means that managers could develop ‘leaner and better performing’ workforces which would ultimately deliver better public services.

A town council in Devon has been held to ransom by hackers demanding £3000 in return for public data.

The new housing strategy for England will include plans to force councils to plan for their local housing needs and grant them powers to pressure developers to start building on land they own.

The first of several meetings are being held across Scotland to decide whether councils should raise their council tax.

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