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How Liverpool encourages development through online planning

Under recently re-elected mayor Joe Anderson, Liverpool has taken an innovative approach to development, including offering derelict houses for £1 to people willing to renovate and live in them for five years. And the council has split its online planning service into versions for householders and for businesses, to encourage both groups to take part in developing the city.

Council news from Cheshire, Leeds, Leicestershire, West Midlands, Essex, Medway, North Somerset, Dundee and Cardiff and more...

Councils in Cheshire to get elected mayor; Leeds City Council to save money through digitisation project; MP delays launch of West Midlands Combined Authority; councils in Essex vote against elected mayor; Medway Council to sell off public community centres; North Somerset Council votes against metro mayor for area; Cardiff Council plans to install LED lights © PHOTO: FOUNTAIN GARGOYLE, MANCHESTER by PHIL LONG

Councillor Lisa Trickett to chair The Re-Invention of Local Public Services at Better Connected Live

Council News Monitor April 1st - this week's essential Local Authority news stories

COUNCIL NEWS MONITOR 18 MARCH 2016 - BUDGET SPECIAL

The Owner Managers network. What is it and why do we need it?

Osborne and the Economy, Dead man's handle.

Council News Monitor March 11th - this week's essential Local Authority news stories

SMEs - starting small, going global

For the smaller owner-managed company turning over between, say, one and five million pounds a year finding the time to think strategically can prove almost impossible.

Council News Monitor March 4th - this week's essential Local Authority news stories

NHS finances – the dark at the end of the tunnel

Clogs, Pigs and Calvados

The rise and rise of the artisan craft business. What is the business case for moving from growing lettuce to distilling gin?

Managing Director Chris Emes explains the Mechatherm International business model and calls for the UK to stay in the European Union