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Local authorities in Wales must 'think and act differently' to deal with spending cuts and other challenges, the Auditor General for Wales has concluded.
The cost of sorting out Reading Borough Council's 2016/17 annual accounts is likely to reach at least £400,000, it has been revealed.
Ofsted is not providing the level of independent assurance about the quality of education that schools and parents need, MPs warn.
Four community councils in Wales have been criticised for ‘failures’ in governance and financial management.
Bristol City Council has missed the deadline for the submission of its end-of-year accounts because key pieces of work were ‘still in progress’.
The liquidation of Carillion will cost UK taxpayers an estimated £148m, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said, excluding around £2.6bn pension liabilities and losses by the firm’s non-government creditors.
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.