Grant Thornton has criticised Derby City Council for issues of mismanagement and wastage, in a report which examined governance at the local authority during the 2014/15 financial year.

Enfield council has enrolled IPsoft’s technology platform, Amelia, to improve local service delivery, including bettering ease of application completion and simplifying internal processes.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued a warning to home owners and local businesses to be aware of the risks of flash flooding over summer.

Hampshire County Council has opened an consultation to gain the public’s views on proposed changes to adult social care charges.

Sandwell Council has become the first local authority to sign up to the ‘Dying to Work’ campaign, designed to support terminally ill employees in t

Employment has reached a record high of 74.2 per cent, with over 31 million people in work across the UK.

In a report, the Commons Public Account Committee (PAC) has cautioned that plans to offer pre-schoolers in England 30 hours of free childcare may be jeopardised if not enough childminders and nurseries can offer places.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the number of children developing Type 2 diabetes will continue to rise unless the government issues a ‘wake up call’ and strengthens its childhood obesity strategy.

A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the cost off paying off historic debts is squeezing out council’s dwindling revenue resources.

The risks posed by proposed plans to give local authorities the ability to retain 100 per cent of business rate revenue must be addressed before the plans are rolled out, a report from the Communities and Local Government Committee has warned.

Draft guidelines to offer incentives for early guilty pleas could lead to overcrowding in prisons, a report from the Justice Committee has warned.

A scheme set up by Enfield Council to reduce how much is spent on accommodation for vulnerable families has reportedly saved almost £1 million.


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.