Kent County Council has warned that its social services are struggling to cope with the rise in unaccompanied children seeking asylum.
Telecommunications company BT will give back £129 million to local authorities to support further distribution of superfast broadband.
Edinburgh City Council is set to sign a historic £186 million contract to improve web access across primary and secondary schools.
A new set of standardised highways procurement documents have been released by the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme that are designed to save money across the highways sector.
Research from KnowledgeBus suggests councils are paying too much for IT products, which has prompted calls for a review on local spending.
The Arts Council England has announced a £7.1 million fund to ensure all public libraries in England have free WiFi by March 2016.
Local councils in England are to be rated on how successful they are at getting young people into education, employment or training under a new ‘scorecard’ system.
Thurrock Council will end its back office contract with Serco, as the council claims it is no longer serving its needs.
Furniture and mattress manufacturers should help contribute to the multi-million pound clear-up of fly-tipping, says the Local Government Association (LGA).
Sales made through G-cloud have reached a total of £664 million as of June 2015 since the frameworks launch in March 2012.
A further 250 communities are taking greater local control and addressing local issues through the Community Rights programme.
The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has announced it will hold an inquiry into what can be learnt from City Deals and how local devolution deals can be successfully delivered.
Local Councils will be encouraged to share buildings and services, reduce running costs and release surplus public land as a part of the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association (LGA) led One Public Estate (OPE) programme.
In response to funding cuts, more councils are looking to increased commercial activity to generate income and secure financial stability, new research from Local Government News and the Municipal Journal suggests.
Highways England has announced a £1.5 billion investment for the development of 10 ‘smart motorways’ across the country.
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has published its first annual report and accounts, reporting that it has supported the delivery of £5.9 billion savings in 2014/15 against a 2009/10 baseline.