Southend Borough Council has appointed IBI Group to provide design and urban planning services for a major regeneration scheme.

Stevenage Borough Council has signed a £3.5m contract with United Living Group to improve the energy performance of 3,000 homes in the borough.

North Yorkshire County Council has agreed a £20.5m funding package for the continued rollout superfast broadband.

Poole Housing Partnership has agreed a five-year partnership with Civica to supply it with housing management software.

Wandsworth has been named the borough with the most effective business rates collection in England and Wales on the back of a contract with Liberata.

The London Borough of Enfield has become the first council to use an AI "virtual agent" to deal with public enquiries and improve service delivery.

Westminster City Council has signed a 10-year contract for Sport & Leisure Management to take over the running of eight sport and leisure centres.

BT has been selected as the sole supplier for a pan-London ICT framework worth up to £200m.

Richmond and Wandsworth councils have appointed Capita Local Government to provide a new joint finance system and a range of transactional services.

Six more councils have signed up to CapacityGrid's Fraud & Error Review Service.