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Investment, joint venture and trading: How councils seek incomeSubscription

From hotels and shopping malls to leisure and commercial waste management, councils are adopting varying strategies in the search for income.

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Counties welcome fair funding council tax proposalSubscription

The government is “minded” to return to a notional, rather than actual, assessment of council tax levels when determining a council’s funding under the new formula.

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County makes £1m provision for shared service problemsSubscription

Cambridgeshire guards position over turbulence at Northamptonshire

LGA backs work on tourist taxSubscription

Power would be part of greater fiscal freedom for councils

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Social care doubts cloud NHS viabilitySubscription

Auditors unable to judge sustainability until spending review completed

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Northern LGPS chooses Doughty as chairSubscription

Northern LGPS has chosen Paul Doughty (Lab) as its new chair, replacing Ian Greenwood (Lab) after his death in November.

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LGC special report: Commercialisation