Hackney Council is set to launch its revised Voluntary and Community Sector Grants Programme for 2013, which will see local voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations benefit from grants.

John Collington, the government's chief procurement officer is to leave Whitehall for a private sector position, it has emerged.

A National Audit Office (NAO) report has stated better communications are needed between central and local government if maximum efficiencies are to be achieved.

Local Government Minister Bob Neill saw first hand the new face of East London thanks to Government investment in regeneration projects.

Business lobby group the CBI called on the government on Friday to undertake an independent review of its environmental taxes.

The Bank of England has proposed a dual new lending scheme at Mansion House this week to help UK businesses.

Further cash has been announced for communities to help tackle the blight of empty properties and bring them back into use.

Homes, roads and parks could all be better protected from the effects of climate change after an agreement was struck between ministers and local government.

A Memorandum of Understanding cementing closer working and enhancing Government purchasing capability has been signed.

A £10 million scheme aimed at getting low carbon forms of heating into the homes of social housing tenants is opens to applications.

Government plans to localise the help that low-income families receive with their council tax while cutting funding for it by 10 per cent leave local councils with a tough challenge.

Creating the right conditions for businesses to grow and succeed is at the centre of new business legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech.