Six councils to mull £34m recycling plant plans
Six councils are to be asked to give the go-ahead for the construction of a £34m recycling facility.
Tributes paid following death of former CIPFA president
Former president of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Gren Folwell, has died.
Persimmon takes profits hit
Housebuilder Persimmon has announced a fall in profits as it attempts to salvage its reputation.
Ashfield to appoint first female chief
Carol Cooper-Smith is to be appointed interim chief executive of Ashfield DC.
Pressure mounts on councils to recycle food waste
English councils have been urged to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections as figures reveal 1,000 tonnes a day end up in landfill.
Mitie offloads catering business
Outsourcer Mitie has sold the catering and hospitality arm of its business in a deal worth up to £85m.
Councils push for powers to regulate Airbnb accommodation
Bath & North East Somerset Council has joined calls for powers to regulate Airbnb accommodation.
North Yorkshire mulls utilities flood defence funding
North Yorkshire CC is to look at funding flood defence work through contributions from utilities companies.
Aberdeen announces 369-home development
Aberdeen City Council has selected CHAP Group to build 369 homes.
Redbridge goes it alone after parting with Amey
Redbridge LBC has ended a 12-year relationship with Amey to establish its own waste company.
Councils asked for verdict on Persimmon overhaul
Councils are among the 100,000 organisations approached to take part in an independent review into housebuilder Persimmon.
Acquisition delivers revenue boost for Mears
Mears’ acquisition of a rival social housing business has helped drive up its revenues so far this year.
Formal dispute opened by union at Northamptonshire
A trade union has lodged a dispute with Northamptonshire CC.
Council chief calls for reform of emergency flood funds
A council hit by heavy flooding has called for the system of Government support to be overhauled.
Work begins on overhaul of asylum dispersal
Work will begin this summer on reforming the system for accommodating asylum seekers arriving in the country.
Government activates emergency funds for flood-hit councils
Whitehall has activated an emergency fund for councils affected by flooding.
Finance chief to take on Brum boss role
Birmingham City Council’s chief finance officer Clive Heaphy is to act up as chief executive when current incumbent Dawn Baxendale leaves the post.
280,000 approved homes not completed
The number of planning permissions granted far outweighs the number of completions, according to new research.
Winchester mulls new waste contract
Winchester City Council has extended a waste deal with Biffa while it draws up plans for a new long-term contract.
Herts and Veolia end incinerator contract
A contract between Hertfordshire CC and Veolia to build an incinerator has been terminated after repeatedly failing to gain planning permission.