The winners of the 2013 Street Design Awards have been announced.
The awards, organised by Local Government News magazine, recognise best practice and innovation in street design schemes across the UK.
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AS2013: Local government safe from cuts, but Osborne expects council tax freeze
Local government is expected to freeze council tax in return for protection from additional £2bn cuts to Whitehall budgets over the next two years, chancellor George Osborne warned in today’s Autumn Statement.
Osborne to cap business rate hikes to 2%
Chancellor George Osborne is set to cap increases to business rate levies next year to 2% in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement - it has emerged.
Pickles attacks councils over cash reserves
Councils have been accused of misleading taxpayers and ‘stuffing’ billions into cash reserves, by local government secretary Eric Pickles.
One in four councils at high risk of financial trouble
The Audit Commission has launched another swipe at Whitehall by asking how much more financial pressure local authorities can take.
North East councils hit hardest by cuts, report finds
Councils in the North and East Midlands have been hit hardest by funding cuts, putting many authorities at ‘breaking point’.
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