London Councils has created a new, borough-wide counter-fraud hub, aiming to save taxpayers an average of £60 million a year.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a proposal to divert fracking funds destined for local authorities to be given directly to households instead.

A study by housing charity Shelter has warned that one in three families in England would be unable to pay their rent or mortgage for more than one month if they lost their job.

IPPR has urged for a ‘North First’ approach to infrastructure investment following the release of funding details.

West Devon Borough Council is close to transferring all services into a company which would have the ability to trade its services.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has defended highly paid public health roles, after a study by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) claimed 105 public health employees working in local government earned over £100,000 in remuneration last year.

Sheffield City Council will consider proposals to divert floodwater into parks and woodlands in the event of severe flooding.

The Environmental Services Association has argued that a new approach to managing recycling could save households £250 a year on council tax bills.

94 museums will receive a total of £12,271,676 in the second round of Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund.

Cornwall will hope to continue benefiting from European Union (EU) funding by maintaining its Brussels office, despite the vote to leave the EU.

Manchester City Council are considering plans to give senior managers at the council above-inflationary pay rises.

According to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index, the value of outsourcing contracts signed by UK local authorities in the first half of 2016 increased by 84 per cent.

Monmouthshire Council will pay £100,000 towards hosting the National Eisteddfod festival, after a fundraising campaign failed to reach its target.

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found the effects of poverty to have cost the UK an average of £78 billion per year, with the NHS bearing the brunt of the costs.

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has claimed that the HS2 project is an ‘expensive vanity project which must be scrapped’ in its new report.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.