February 2015

February issue of the WM ADCS Round Up

27 February 2015

February issue of the WM ADCS Round Up

In this issue you can find information about upcoming events, Performance, WM ADCS Priorities 2015-16, Social Care Team Manager Training Programme and more. Read More

Hackers made 24,000 attempts to attack Birmingham City Council computer system

24 February 2015

Hackers made 24,000 attempts to attack Birmingham City Council computer system

Major security operation undertaken to thwart attack on council's website. Read More

UNIT4’s Coventry City Council project chosen as finalist in prestigious awards

23 February 2015

UNIT4’s Coventry City Council project chosen as finalist in prestigious awards

UNIT4 has been revealed as a finalist in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 for a highly successful project completed in partnership with Coventry City Council Read More

£9.1 million overspend is 'manageable' say Staffordshire council leaders

19 February 2015

£9.1 million overspend is 'manageable' say Staffordshire council leaders

Council leaders have given assurances that £9.1 million projected overspend is ‘manageable’. Read More

Midlands authorities join forces for estate management

17 February 2015

Midlands authorities join forces for estate management

Six public bodies in the Midlands have joined together to create a single company to manage all their property. Read More

£6 million new funding to give communities even greater local control

17 February 2015

£6 million new funding to give communities even greater local control

Communities Minister Stephen Williams today (17 February 2015) announced a new £6 million funding boost to the Community Rights programme. Read More

Revealed: How Coventry council plans to save £15million

16 February 2015

Revealed: How Coventry council plans to save £15million

Council tax set to rise by 1.9 per cent in Coventry as council reveals details of budget plan which includes shutting libraries and cutting back on street cleaning. Read More

Town hall trailblazers could save £5 billion in a digital decade

12 February 2015

Town hall trailblazers could save £5 billion in a digital decade

Kris Hopkins calls on councils to learn from town hall trailblazers who are making multimillion-pound savings. Read More

Special report: 1.9% council tax rise confirmed as County Hall votes through £327m budget

12 February 2015

Special report: 1.9% council tax rise confirmed as County Hall votes through £327m budget

A COUNCIL tax rise across Worcestershire has been confirmed - as a £327 million spending package for the county was given the green light. Read More

Sir Albert Bore dismisses leadership challenge as he overhauls a troubled authority

7 February 2015

Sir Albert Bore dismisses leadership challenge as he overhauls a troubled authority

Birmingham city council leader Sir Albert Bore has dismissed speculation over his future. Read More

Worcestershire County Council and LookingLocal unveil ‘Local Offer’ innovation

5 February 2015

Worcestershire County Council and LookingLocal unveil ‘Local Offer’ innovation

Worcestershire County Council has teamed up with public sector-owned technology developer LookingLocal to launch an innovative approach to delivering the ‘Local Offer’ of services and information for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Read More

£7m to axe 1,000 jobs at Wolverhampton City Council

4 February 2015

£7m to axe 1,000 jobs at Wolverhampton City Council

More than £7 million will be spent making 1,000 people redundant in just 12 months at Wolverhampton City Council. Read More

Why Birmingham and Black Country must combine forces as quickly as possible

2 February 2015

Why Birmingham and Black Country must combine forces as quickly as possible

The region must press on with a combined authority quickly, says Nick Clegg. Read More

Government launches 750 apprenticeships for talented young people

2 February 2015

Government launches 750 apprenticeships for talented young people

The government has nearly quadrupled the number of Civil Service apprenticeships for talented young people across the UK. Read More