The government has launched a £320m 'Transformation Challenge Award' it says will help councils transform the way local services are run and put the user first.
For details how local authorities can apply to the fund, which covers the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 - click here
NEW awards are set to recognise the contribution made by community enterprises to improving rural services.
A £30 million investment to prepare and repair rural and residential roads has started in West Sussex.
THE government is seeking views on exempting small housing schemes from section 106 affordable housing requirements.
HOW local authorities can apply to the government's £320m fund to help councils transform local services.
SHOULD LEPs set distinct rural or social enterprise objectives, or should they mainstream those issues through their other objectives? Brian Wilson finds out.
The impacts of climate change and policies to adapt to climate change may have unequal repercussions, including for vulnerable groups, finds Brian Wilson.