The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers has formed a partnership with Knowledge Hub to develop an online platform to support policy discussions and members' personal development.

Burnley Council is set to outsource a range of services including IT, revenues, benefits and payroll under a 10-year, £34m deal.

Wiltshire Council and Balfour Beatty have mutually agreed to end a £150m highways contract two years early following a number of complaints about the standard of work.

South Gloucestershire Council has become the first organisation to sign up for a new online portal that will enable up to 6,000 people to manage their own care.

Oxford City Council is proposing to appoint Willmott Dixon Energy Services to a £20m project to refurbish five residential tower blocks.

The 1960s-built high-rises comprise 348 flats housing around 900 people.

Two councils are joining forces with a publically owned commercial body to launch a new facilities management company.

A housing company backed by a local government pension fund has signed a deal with the UK's fourth largest housebuilder to deliver 1,000 shared ownership affordable homes over the next three years.

Gloucestershire County Council has signed a £41m contract with construction firm Skanska to deliver energy efficient LED street lights.

Liverpool City Council is to set up a new arm's length company to operate its waste collection service after staff voted "overwhelmingly" in favour the move.

The City of Edinburgh Council is set approve IT giant CGI as the preferred bidder for a seven-year, £186m ICT contract.

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