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Bring information into the 21st century, says Pickles

Dec 23, 2014 by: Heather Jameson, The MJ

Statutory notices need to shift into the 21st Century, according to communities secretary Eric Pickles. ...

Local government shake-up: British cities seek to raise own taxes and go it alone

Dec 22, 2014 by: Hannah Fearn, The Independent

Some of Britain's biggest cities are attempting to escape from government control, using widespread public interest in devolution to launch their own bid for freedom, followin...

CIPFA finds councils face 6% cut in spending power

Dec 19, 2014 by: Richard Johnstone, Public Finance

Councils face a 6% cut in spending power next year once ring-fenced funds and pooled resources are excluded from the Local Government Finance Settlement, an analysis by CIPFA ...

Council staffing continues to decline but NHS increases

Dec 17, 2014 by: Michael Burton, The MJ

The number of local government employees has fallen by 33,000 since last year while NHS staff numbers are up by 20,000 over the same period, according to figures published tod...

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