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Council plans to choose commissioning model

Northamptonshire CC has announced plans to outsource a series of services, as an exclusive poll by The MJ and the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) revealed almost a third of councils are also going down the same route.

Carillion enters £1.5bn deal

Local government contractor Carillion has scored a ‘double whammy’ after winning a £1.5bn public sector framework and announcing 29% rise in pre-tax profits.

Authorities get £1bn to build new homes

A £1bn fund to help local authorities build homes on their own land will complement the new generation of council housing companies, according to Kier.