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Cuts to councils continue where they left off from the last parliament. OccupyMCR/flickr

How cuts to local councils will affect you

Britain's shrinking state means local services are increasingly being put into private hands.
The study found most residents have positive attitudes toward local government. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Communities love local councils but not private service delivery

A new study of more than 2000 Australians has found we care deeply about local councils, and overwhelmingly want governments -- not private contractors -- to deliver local services.
Bins. bins, good for your budget … Paul Faith/PA Wire

We need to talk about wheelie bins? Rubbish!

Public sector procurement isn’t sexy, but it is important. Government purchases approximately £120 billion worth of goods and services from third parties every year. That’s more than £4,000 per UK income…
Wrexham, like this driver, is ill-prepared for floods and other climate change-related problems. Matt Price/Flickr

How ready for climate change is your town or city?

More than half the world’s population now lives in cities or urban areas, which means our vulnerability to the impacts of climate change is tied up with cities’ ability to cope. Responsible for more than…
The real problem in care for the elderly is not so much about protection from costs as eligibility for council help. PA/John Stillwell

Capping elderly care costs won’t matter if no-one can qualify

Despite a big overhaul in the way care for the elderly will be funded, there are still fears that it isn’t enough and we’re surely “heading towards disaster”. The government is keen to emphasise the importance…

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