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Finance  

Establishing a Municipal Bonds Agency

1 April 2014
The recently published revised business case for the Municipal Bonds Agency makes a compelling case. Councils can now make it a reality by investing in the Agency's establishment and by coming forward to be an early borrower.


National map of shared services updated
27 March 2014
The LGA Productivity team has launched an updated shared services map showing that at least 337 councils across the country are engaged in 383 shared service arrangements resulting in £357 million of efficiency savings.

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Economy  

City Deals: the journey so far

13 March 2014
In the June Spending Round, the Government committed to negotiating Growth Deals with all 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships. Councils across the country expect to be involved in these negotiations so we invited some of the Leaders involved in the wave 1 and 2 City Deals to share their observations and advice with those now entering the process.

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