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Provider “does not consider the contract to be financially sustainable”
Inspector finds districts and boroughs willing to help county achieve savings
Public concern over waste is welcomeSubscription
A guest briefing from Robin Latchem, editor of LGC’s sister title Materials Recycling World
Budget restores £77.7m which had been due to be levied until the districts objected to the higher costs and the joint venture was cancelled last year
Why councils should be more worried about wasteSubscription
A guest briefing from Robin Latchem, editor of LGC’s sister title Materials Recycling World, about an impending crisis in the waste market that will hit councils
Waste budgets at risk from China banSubscription
Warning reductions in income for recycled waste “likely to carry into the next financial year”
Rule change boosts England recycling rate Subscription
The latest household waste recycling rate for England has increased, but this is almost entirely due to a decision to include the percentage of metal recovered and recycled within incinerator bottom ash, LGC’s sister title Materials Recycling World reports.
China’s crackdown on imported secondary materials is “a headache” but offers an opportunity for more recycling in the UK, environment minister Therese Coffey has said.
Coffey hints at recycling and food waste boostSubscription
Defra minister warns 12 councils which have yet to respond to her letter about their low recycling rates that “I haven’t forgotten who they are”
Waste disposal authority has identified £20m of savings through new financial structure
It’s five past midnight and your phone bleeps to announce a new text. Irritated? Not if it means your child has got that hard-to-get school place.
It’s good to see a digital technology initiative managing to: tackle diabetes, improve English language skills and boost IT confidence.
Exclusive: The BBC is working on a month-long coverage of the impact of spending cuts by local government
Should councillors be given iPads to carry out their committee work - and fight climate change - or is it pandering to the latest digital ‘toy’?
Sunderland does it again - leading the way in digital local government to tackle social exclusion
The Digital Inclusion Champion warns those of us who check emails on our blackberries and browse the web on our mobile phones that millions of people in the UK just don’t
Congratulations to the Tweetminster website for ploughing through some 831,349 tweets by UK politicians in the last 12 months
ICT departments in local government are challenged to make big changes - while facing unprecedented resource problems
It’s not exactly official but local authority websites are reported to be among the most difficult to use.
Councils are waking up to the way they can interact more directly with their affected communities