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District ends chief role ahead of reorganisationSubscription

An “inspiring” long-serving chief executive of a Buckinghamshire district is to leave her role ahead of local government reorganisation in the county.

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Gove backs ‘all-in’ deposit return schemeSubscription

An ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for England has been backed by environment secretary Michael Gove, who argued that the model would provide the best incentive for consumers to recycle.

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REVEALED: £130m of housing infrastructure bids rejected Subscription

More than £100m in funding announced through the government’s housing infrastructure fund has been withdrawn following “funding clarification”, LGC analysis has found.

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Exclusive: permitted development threatening health and wellbeingSubscription

A significant proportion of senior officers and councillors fear vulnerable people are being disproportionately negatively affected by the rise in the number of homes built through permitted development rights, a new survey has found.

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Costly universal credit workarounds stem rising rent arrears Subscription

Councils are taking have taken on extra staff or have bought new IT systems to cope with problems cause by the switch to universal credit

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Unitary MD departs by mutual consentSubscription

Chief officer to leave after eight years in the role

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Roundtable: The human element is key to the march of the AISubscription

10 June, 2019 By Claire Read

Technological advances promise major opportunities to improve local government, but there are doubts about whether the sector is able to take advantage of them