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Radical proposals for the largest devolution of power for generations could release savings of up to £100 billion over five years, councils will say today

 

Taxpayers want councillors to make decisions about reductions in local public spending, a new survey published today has revealed

 

The media industry has welcomed the news that there will be a crackdown on council-funded newspapers

 

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles co-chaired a meeting with Local Government Association (LGA) Chairman Dame Margaret Eaton to discuss how to help councils improve value for money and protect frontline services

 

Councils will be freed from wasting millions of public pounds and thousands of man hours reporting back to Government, with the start of a new era of transparency and public accountability, enabling councils to focus more on frontline services

 

Commenting on the Budget, Dame Margaret Eaton, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said

 

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles visited Hammersmith and Fulham Council  and welcomed action by them to throw open their books and put all spending over £500 online

 

Responding to the announcement that the Government will no longer fund free swimming for under 16s and over 60s, Cllr Chris White...

 

The end to unnecessary red tape will save money and give councillors the freedom to express their opinions without the threat of being sidelined were announced by Local Government Minister Andrew Stunell

 

Too often councils are getting ripped off when procuring goods or services even though the nation's deficit is running at £156bn

 

The new consumer minister of the coalition Government Edward Davey spoke of his commitment to be a champion for trading standards at the Trading Standards Institute’s (TSI) conference in Edinburgh

 

The Government has today published details of the £1.166bn Local Government contribution to the £6.2bn cross government savings in 2010/11

 

The School Food Trust's Chief Executive has given her response to future plans for free school meals pilots outlined in a letter from Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove to Ed Balls, published yesterday

 

Local councils in England should publish details of every expenditure over £500 says Local Covernment and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Councils across the country can put their financial health above the welfare of older people in their care, the European Court of Human Rights has said

 

Even during the current period of economic uncertainty senior executives believe that green issues will "significantly impact" business performance and strategy over the next few years, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young:

 

The OFT has today announced a stock-take of ownership and control across economic infrastructure in the UK

 

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