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The West Yorkshire Pension Fund will administer the Lincolnshire Pension Fund in a shared service arrangement from next year.
UK county councils could be “wasting millions” on IT services they could buy more cheaply through the government’s central digital marketplace, research suggests.
The Audit Commission’s national fraud initiative has found £229m worth of fraud, overpayment or error in public spending since 2012, a sharp fall on previous levels.
Two-thirds of council chiefs and leaders believe some local authorities will experience financial crisis in the next year, according to a survey by the consultancy firm PwC.
Twenty-seven senior posts are to be axed at Derbyshire CC as it tries to cut £157m from its budget over the next four years.