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East Sussex CC’s chief executive Becky Shaw has laid out a ‘core offer’ that could risk the council’s ‘ability to meet statutory guidance and deadlines’.
More councils face scaling back services to a minimum statutory offer if May reneges on her promise of ‘better times ahead,’ chief executives have warned.
Theresa May’s promise to bring an ‘end to austerity’ is incompatible with the chancellor’s aim of balancing the books by the mid-2020s, financial experts say.
English councils have been hit twice as hard by spending cuts compared to their Scottish and Welsh counterparts, according to a study published today.
Trade union Unison has backed a Labour MP’s call for a windfall tax on private companies delivering public services.
Mark Whitehead examines why Thurrock Council is focusing on 'financial autonomy' in the wake of austerity.
One in three local authorities have reduced or plan to reduce the number of sites delivering contraceptive services in the last two years, FoI request reveals.
Northamptonshire County Council has told its staff they must take a day’s mandatory unpaid leave as part of an effort to save £2m a month.
Swindon council may have to axe over 400 jobs as it comes under pressure to close a £30m budget gap.
‘Abandoning austerity is no solution’, says free-market policy think tank amid calls to lift the public sector pay cap.