Buckinghamshire County Council and Harrow Council have agreed to sign a new HR shared service deal which will cover services from employee relations to payroll.

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.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to produce a timetable for action on how it intends to press ahead with extending broadband to all of the UK.

Barnsley Council cabinet members are due to vote on implementing a random drug and alcohol testing policy for employees.

Taunton Deane councillors have voted in favour of a proposal to merge with Somerset Council.

Trade union Unison has launched a petition to debate the proposal to pool local government pension funds in order to invest in infrastructure.

Calderdale Council has introduced a 24-hour instant messaging (IM) service for customers.

Blackburn and Darwen Council has approved a plan to 500 jobs over the next three years, in a bid to generate £13 million in savings.

According to a survey by GOSS Interactive, local authorities expect to deliver over two-thirds of its services online by 2019.

MPs have voted to renew the UK’s nuclear deterrent Trident weapons system, by 472 votes to 117.

A report conducted by MPs on the Culture Media and Sport Committee has called on BT to increase its investment in the business and improve services.

Entrepreneur Emma Jones has been appointed as Small Business Crown Representative.

The newly elected chair of London Councils, Claire Kober, has called for further power and resources to be devolved from Whitehall to London’s local government, in order to protect Londer’s public services and quality of life.

Somerset County Council has approved a deal to allow its services for adults with learning disabilities to be run by an external organisation.

Portsmouth City Council has expanded its UK property portfolio with the purchase of £12.4 million parcel distribution warehouse, near Birmingham, as part of a drive to generate more income.

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