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Councils still first choice for schools help, YouGov survey finds

Sep 1, 2014 by: Jonathan Werran in the MJ

Most London parents would seek help from their local authority first over any concerns with their local schools, a survey conducted by pollsters YouGov has revealed. ...

Parishes join LGA demand for 'fracking benefit'

Aug 29, 2014 by: Richard Johnstone, Public Finance

Parish councils and the Local Government Association are to work together to develop community benefit schemes to manage the locally retained revenues from fracking for shale ...

Recyclers to be rewarded with shopping vouchers

Aug 29, 2014 by: Steven Swinford, The Telegraph

Tens of thousands of households will be given shopping vouchers if they recycle more under a £5 million fund to promote weekly bin collections, the local government secretary ...

Councils tendering care contracts case by case in online 'auctions'

Aug 28, 2014 by: Diane Taylor, The Guardian

Councils are putting care packages for vulnerable people out to tender in eBay-style timed "auctions", the Guardian has learned....

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