• 4 Nov 11
    The Local Government Association will next month announce plans for a bond club arrangement that could allow councils to jointly borrow from financial markets.
  • 1 Nov 11
    Wandsworth has put on hold its plan to issue a council bond to finance housing improvements. But the London borough's finance director believes that this form of borrowing still has a role to...
  • 11 Oct 11
    Birmingham City Council has been given a triple-A credit rating by one of the world’s biggest rating agencies as the authority positions itself to borrow money from financial markets.
  • 6 Oct 11
    An aide to Chancellor George Osborne has said that he would be 'very reluctant' to see councils raise finance from the bond market.
  • 28 Sep 11
    Councils are pressing ahead with plans to borrow through the bond market for the first time in more than two decades, despite the cut in public borrowing interest rates, Public Finance has been told.