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LGA calls for place-based finance default

Oct 24, 2014 by: Kate Youde in the LGC

Place-based finance should be the default method of funding and delivering local public services, the LGA has said....

Commission backs fiscal powers for cities to boost growth

Oct 22, 2014 by: Richard Johnstone in Public Finance

Giving UK cities more powers and financial autonomy could boost the economy by up to £79bn a year, the independent City Growth Commission has found....

Lyons housing review puts councils centre stage

Oct 16, 2014 by: Jonathan Werran in the MJ

Local government would have a more active role in ensuring more homes are built under long-awaited Labour Party plans unveiled today....

Council additional borrowing scheme terms 'too onerous'

Oct 15, 2014 by: Daniel Douglas and Pete Apps, Inside Housing

A government plan to allow councils to borrow £300m above their housing revenue account debt limits is unattractive due to the rigid conditions attached, councils have warned....

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