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An investigation into the finances of Northamptonshire County Council has revealed it is facing a £16m grant bill over its use of ring-fenced public health money.
Northamptonshire CC’s woes have been fuelled by a real-time experiment that failed, writes Andy Sawford.
Auditors have called on councils in Scotland to ‘learn lessons’ from the collapse of a school wall in Edinburgh.
The financial health of local authorities is ‘getting worse’ due to central Government cuts, auditors say.
Northamptonshire County Council has announced revised budget savings after being warned by auditors to revise its spending plans.
Auditors have warned cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council that its proposed budget could be breaking the law.
Local authorities in Wales need to improve the governance and financial management arrangements they have in place, Auditor concludes.
Scotland's smallest mainland council must take ‘decisive action’ to find nearly £30m in savings over the next three years, auditors say.
Local authorities in Wales need to do more to tackle the ‘underlying causes’ of homelessness, auditor says.
There is ‘clear scope for improvement’ in procurement arrangements at the local level in Wales, auditors find.